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Sheep on the Madine site! We explain everything.

A more respectful maintenance method

In order to achieve better management of the grassy areas of the Madine site, we carried out an eco-pasturing test with a sheep breeder, based in a lakeside village.
His sheep were there to maintain certain grassy areas of the Madine leisure base.

Eco-pasturing is a maintenance method that is more respectful of the environment and biodiversity.

Eco-pasturing in a nutshell:

This practice involves grazing herbivorous animals such as sheep, goats, cows or even horses, on areas usually maintained mechanically. The number of animals installed on the plots is calculated according to the size of the plot, the weed cover and the grazing time.

The animals must not stay too long on the plots so as not to damage the vegetation in place and avoid soil compaction.

The benefits of eco-pasturing

With this type of grassed area maintenance, SPL Chambley-Madine is taking concrete action to preserve the environment and biodiversity.

The method cumulates various advantages such as:

  • Reducing noise pollution
  • Eliminating green waste
  • Developing biodiversity
  • Improving the living environment
  • Reducing green space maintenance costs


Don’t worry, you won’t be faced with a sheep on your beach towel. The “ecopastured” spaces are chosen for their low public use.

This is a first step towards the implementation of differentiated management of green spaces on the Lac de Madine site.