Dutch Crane Resort

With combined forces, the project Dutch Crane Resort was started in 2010: a 600 hectare area of the vulnerable Fochteloërveen was too dry. Peat moss and wetland heather grow there, and these rare peat moor plants love to have their feet wet. That is why the water level in the peat moor area was raised at the east side of the Fochteloërveen. Agricultural land was also transformed into marsh with small copses of alder. A few cycling paths are being extended, to create a larger contiguous silent area where peat moor fauna such as moor frogs and large heath butterflies can flourish. The cranes have already managed to find the area and will hopefully feel more at home soon…