In the nature reserve "Heidemoore" is the eastern Galgenvenn, a moorland that was endangered by dehydration. There was dense bushing, which further promoted the dehydration. The Biological Station Krickenbecker Seen e.V., in cooperation with the district of Viersen as owner, carried out a conservation measure to clear the moor again.
The aim was to eliminate the bushes and rushes sustainably. Care was taken to ensure that the remaining valuable plant stocks are spared and spared. This method has already proven itself in the southerner moorlands. For this purpose, mapping was carried out beforehand in the area in order to determine the exact locations of the plants.
Thus, the low-competitive moist heather and moorland species such as sundew and cotton grass can develop optimally again and also the nutrient input and water evaporation is reduced. Moor frog, Little Grebe and dragonflies are also home to the emerging open waters.
In the adjacent forest areas, the trees were thinned and the bracken mowed. Thus, the moorland becomes grazing and can be included in the sheep grazing of the district of Viersen, as cost-effective maintenance maintenance. The work was completed at the end of 2012. Now the moorland is open again and surrounded by light forest.
May 27, 2019
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