Punthuizen, Stroothuizen, Beuninger Achterveld photo 3

Stroothuizen (148 acre) Punthuizen (333 acre) and Beuninger Achterveld are remnants of the former extensive heathland (Denekamperveld) in East Twente. It consists out of dry and wet heathland and some wet low shaped grabens with puddles and nutrient poor grassland. The concept is to restore the wet low grabens which still exist hydrological, but at the moment are not visible in the landscape because of the high intensify agricultural use. Measurements to restore the wet grabens are, to reduce the water canals in the surrounding of the nature areas, what will lead to a groundwater rising and nature development in the grabens, whereby the three nature reserves will no longer be separated.