The National Park is a privileged place for certain types of outdoor pursuits. Hunting, fishing and gathering, in particular, are also good tools for supervising and preserving the environment (when they are practiced in a way that respects the environment).
Hunting is permitted and regulated in the central zone of the Cévennes national Park. It is practised by around 2,000 people for five to six months of the year. It is in particular the preferred means of controlling game populations to maintain a biological equilibrium and the balance between agriculture, forestry and hunting.
All the waterways in the National Park’s central zone are important for both water resources and the associated natural heritage. Their preservation, and that of the river trout that live in them, is a priority.
In the National Park’s central zone, landowners or their beneficiaries have free use of mushrooms, medicinal plants and wild fruits. Nonetheless, public gathering for home use is tolerated. To encourage practices that respect the environment, walkers and owners, regulations have been put in place.