Enjoying our forestsDrs. ing. R. PosthoornNatuurmonumentenmaandag 4 april 2011
overview         •   Introduction         •   Forests in the Netherlands         •   Functions and values         •   Call...
What is Natuurmonumenten?maandag 4 april 2011
What is Natuurmonumenten?     -   A society with 800,000 members     -   Founded in 1905     -   Nature conservation throu...
What is Natuurmonumenten?     -   A society with 800,000 members     -   Founded in 1905     -   Nature conservation throu...
What is Natuurmonumenten?     -   A society with 800,000 members     -   Founded in 1905     -   Nature conservation throu...
What is Natuurmonumenten?     -   A society with 800,000 members     -   Founded in 1905     -   Nature conservation throu...
What is Natuurmonumenten?     -   A society with 800,000 members     -   Founded in 1905     -   Nature conservation throu...
What is Natuurmonumenten?     -   A society with 800,000 members     -   Founded in 1905     -   Nature conservation throu...
What is Natuurmonumenten?     -   A society with 800,000 members     -   Founded in 1905     -   Nature conservation throu...
What is Natuurmonumenten?     -   A society with 800,000 members     -   Founded in 1905     -   Nature conservation throu...
Lobby: forest action in The Haguemaandag 4 april 2011
Lobby: forest action in The Haguemaandag 4 april 2011
Lobby: forest action in The Haguemaandag 4 april 2011
Lobby: forest action in The Haguemaandag 4 april 2011
Forests in the Netherlands         •   340.000 ha, 10 % of land surface         •   Most forests: < 100 years old         ...
maandag 4 april 2011
maandag 4 april 2011
Functions and values         •   Natural values / biodiversity         •   Cultural values         •   Recreation         ...
Natural values of Dutch forests         •   20 tree species,         •   400 plant species,         •   100 animal species...
Dead trees: source of lifemaandag 4 april 2011
maandag 4 april 2011
Cultural valuesmaandag 4 april 2011
Recreation         •   Most appreciated type of nature         •   200 million visitors/y         •   Large variety of act...
maandag 4 april 2011
maandag 4 april 2011
Carbon storage / water regulation         •   Regulating function of forests         •   Carbon sink: 1.4 Mton CO2/y      ...
Wood / biomass         •   Renewable resource         •   Economic asset         •   2.2 million m3 annual growth in NL   ...
maandag 4 april 2011
maandag 4 april 2011
Calls for action         • Climate forest         • Tree for a tree fund               – Plant a tree, save a forest      ...
maandag 4 april 2011
Plant a tree, save a forestmaandag 4 april 2011
Solving the climate puzzle?maandag 4 april 2011
Peat land   Renewables                        Forest     Saving energy                                   Carb             ...
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  1. 1. Enjoying our forestsDrs. ing. R. PosthoornNatuurmonumentenmaandag 4 april 2011
  2. 2. overview • Introduction • Forests in the Netherlands • Functions and values • Calls for actionmaandag 4 april 2011
  3. 3. What is Natuurmonumenten?maandag 4 april 2011
  4. 4. What is Natuurmonumenten? - A society with 800,000 members - Founded in 1905 - Nature conservation through acquisition - Connecting members and non-members with nature - 355 nature reserves - A total of more than100,000 hectaresmaandag 4 april 2011
  5. 5. What is Natuurmonumenten? - A society with 800,000 members - Founded in 1905 - Nature conservation through acquisition - Connecting members and non-members with nature - 355 nature reserves - A total of more than100,000 hectares - Cultural heritagemaandag 4 april 2011
  6. 6. What is Natuurmonumenten? - A society with 800,000 members - Founded in 1905 - Nature conservation through acquisition - Connecting members and non-members with nature - 355 nature reserves - A total of more than100,000 hectares - Cultural heritagemaandag 4 april 2011
  7. 7. What is Natuurmonumenten? - A society with 800,000 members - Founded in 1905 - Nature conservation through acquisition - Connecting members and non-members with nature - 355 nature reserves - A total of more than100,000 hectares - Cultural heritage - Forestsmaandag 4 april 2011
  8. 8. What is Natuurmonumenten? - A society with 800,000 members - Founded in 1905 - Nature conservation through acquisition - Connecting members and non-members with nature - 355 nature reserves - A total of more than100,000 hectares - Cultural heritage - Forestsmaandag 4 april 2011
  9. 9. What is Natuurmonumenten? - A society with 800,000 members - Founded in 1905 - Nature conservation through acquisition - Connecting members and non-members with nature - 355 nature reserves - A total of more than100,000 hectares - Cultural heritage - Forests - Wetlandsmaandag 4 april 2011
  10. 10. What is Natuurmonumenten? - A society with 800,000 members - Founded in 1905 - Nature conservation through acquisition - Connecting members and non-members with nature - 355 nature reserves - A total of more than100,000 hectares - Cultural heritage - Forests - Wetlands - Engagementmaandag 4 april 2011
  11. 11. What is Natuurmonumenten? - A society with 800,000 members - Founded in 1905 - Nature conservation through acquisition - Connecting members and non-members with nature - 355 nature reserves - A total of more than100,000 hectares - Cultural heritage - Forests - Wetlands - Engagement - Lobbymaandag 4 april 2011
  12. 12. Lobby: forest action in The Haguemaandag 4 april 2011
  13. 13. Lobby: forest action in The Haguemaandag 4 april 2011
  14. 14. Lobby: forest action in The Haguemaandag 4 april 2011
  15. 15. Lobby: forest action in The Haguemaandag 4 april 2011
  16. 16. Forests in the Netherlands • 340.000 ha, 10 % of land surface • Most forests: < 100 years old • 60% coniferous / 40% broad leaved • 75% integrated management / 25% no harvest • About 2/3 of Dutch natural habitat • Ownership – 60 % public bodies (national forestry service, municipalities – 40% private ownershipmaandag 4 april 2011
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  19. 19. Functions and values • Natural values / biodiversity • Cultural values • Recreation • Carbon storage • Water regulation • Renewable resourcemaandag 4 april 2011
  20. 20. Natural values of Dutch forests • 20 tree species, • 400 plant species, • 100 animal species Management strategy Natuurmonumenten, eg • Old forests • Native species • Habitat diversity • Patch dynamic • Dead treesmaandag 4 april 2011
  21. 21. Dead trees: source of lifemaandag 4 april 2011
  22. 22. maandag 4 april 2011
  23. 23. Cultural valuesmaandag 4 april 2011
  24. 24. Recreation • Most appreciated type of nature • 200 million visitors/y • Large variety of activities • Economic assetmaandag 4 april 2011
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  27. 27. Carbon storage / water regulation • Regulating function of forests • Carbon sink: 1.4 Mton CO2/y • Flood protection • Water supply • Climate adaptationmaandag 4 april 2011
  28. 28. Wood / biomass • Renewable resource • Economic asset • 2.2 million m3 annual growth in NL • 1.4 million m3 annual harvest, 10% of yearly use in NLmaandag 4 april 2011
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  31. 31. Calls for action • Climate forest • Tree for a tree fund – Plant a tree, save a forest • Solving the cimate puzzle: not without our forestsmaandag 4 april 2011
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  33. 33. Plant a tree, save a forestmaandag 4 april 2011
  34. 34. Solving the climate puzzle?maandag 4 april 2011
  35. 35. Peat land Renewables Forest Saving energy Carb D on o R ED ffsetmaandag 4 april 2011

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