Bosland - Belgium

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Site Name
Bosland
Short name
Bosland
Country
Belgium
Site Description
Bosland consists of 3 municipalities Lommel, Overpelt and Hechtel-Eksel with a total area of 21982ha. From this area, 9500 ha is nature and forest which consists largely of coniferous stands on sandy soil intermixed with remnants of heathland and landdunes.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:05
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2006
Purpose
Using the spatial qualities of the overall landscape and in a sustainable and social integrated way, Bosland aims for the realisation of the biggest child friendly forest of Flanders as a trump for regional development. This vision is concretized in the 5 following strategic objectives: 1. Making the heritage values visible and identifiable, Bosland wants to connect the inhabitants with their local region and landscape history 2. The unique ecosystem of Bosland is managed and developed in a sustainable way so that our nature continues to supply products and services to society 3. By implementing a specific management of the natural resources, the unique biodiversity in Bosland will be conserved and will blossom 4. Bosland strives for a maximal acceptance and sense of responsability for the project by means of the involvement of all different kind of stakeholders. 5. By developing an adapted offer for families, youth organisations and active adventurers Bosland distinguishes itself as a welcoming forest
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Geographic
Size
21982.00ha
Elevation (average)
56.00msl
Elevation (min)
45.00msl
Elevation (max)
65.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Belgium (LTER_EU_BE_28)This site is a verified "LTER Belgium" member.
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