Beheerevaluatie kust 2: Eindrapport periode 2020-2022

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Some observations:

♦Nature restoration is particularly succesful in dune slacks, with for example a strong expansion of orchid populations.
♦Restoration of dune grasslands proves more difficult due to drought stress. An additional bottleneck here is the limited dispersal capacity of the characteristic plant species.
♦Especially in the smaller areas, grazing is insufficient to maintain the grassland flora. There, additional, more large-scale nature restoration works and subsequent targeted mowing and grazing management are needed.
In the report, we pay much attention to the mudflats and salt marshes. Both the geomorphodynamics and the development of vegetation and flora are discussed. Nature restoration substantially increased the area of 'tidal nature' and many characteristic plant species proliferated. Sea couch encroachment is a permanent management concern.

We also broadly address the issue of invasive species such as Rosa rugusa. Evaluation of large-scale control of this species on the east coast, shows that regrowth occurs in about a third of the managed plots.Thus, aftercare is crucial for successful management. It is important to take the experience gained into account in future control operations.
Original languageDutch
PublisherInstituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek
Number of pages223
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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NameRapporten van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek

Thematic List 2020

  • Protected nature

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