Grenspark De Zoom - Kalmthoutse Heide

HELA-project goals

Actual situation - Future situation

HEath restoration on inLAdunes

Restoring moorland and 'reconnecting' open areas, is what this project is all about. For years now, a wooded area forms the natural barrier between the Netherlands and Flanders, besides the administrative border. Now, the 'Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos' (The Agency for Nature and Woods, ANW) and the association 'Natuurmonumenten' (Nature Monuments), are going to restore the area of dry and wet heath, open sand and pools. The wood edges will be managed in such a way that heath will merge into open woods and then closed woodland. More heath, more sand and more slanting pool banks. Open areas on both sides of the border are finally reconnected.

The border park, being the driving force and applicant, received European support from the LIFE-projects. In five years time the landscape will change.

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restoring landscapes