Inventory data from a 37.5ha forested slope in Finkenberg in Tyrol is analysed with a focus on rockfall protection, diversity in tree species and the regeneration status. Tree and site data had been sampled on a 100x100m grid with additional samples in all stands with less than three grid points. Overall, a total of 53 samples in 13 stands were taken. Forest inventory used angle count sampling for trees with DBH >4.0cm plus two concentric plots of fixed size (1.0m and 2.0m) for small trees from10-130cm in height and 0-4cm DBH, respectively. Site and stand characteristics wererecorded on a 300m2 sample plot around each grid point. Rockfall protection functionality is evaluated according toNaiS, the tree species diversity is assessed employing Shannon-Weaver index, the Simpson index and the eveness. The occurrence of regeneration is analysed with preference indices which relate the presence of specific regeneration features to site, stand and light regime indicators derived from hemispherical photography. Depending on rock size, the rockfall protection effect of current vegetation was assessed as satisfactory for47-53%of all plots, 21-34% of allplots were evaluated as having no protection effect against rockfall. Future development of protection functionality is expected to decrease due to decreasing stem numbers (60% of all plots) and increasing gap number and size (50% of all plots). For 58% of all sample plots regeneration was considered necessary, but just at 23% of these plots regeneration was actually present (mainly Picea abies). Overall, regeneration comprised of Picea abies, Abies alba, Acer pseudoplatanus and Sorbus torminalis. However, these species were not present in all size classes and not at all plots. Seedlings are particularly sparse in height classes larger 30cm. Browsing was most severe in larger size classes and included also Picea abies. No general and consistent pattern of regeneration occurrence and indicators of the light regime and stand density were found.