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Title of the project

Quick Win Boterhoek


Improving the quality of existing forest and other habitat types.
Conversion of coniferous wood, poplar forests and (recent) hardwood planting to forest habitat types.
Realization of a contiguous marsh and wet grassland complex.

The area on which this project was carried out is situated in the Game Management Unit ‘Vlaamse Ardennen’ and is the property of two motivated hunters. A goal of the Game Management Unit is to realize biotope improving measures. Through this project, the Game Management Unit was given the opportunity to align better her habitat improving measures to the European directives.
The hunters contacted the necessary manpower to carry out the work and supervised the works.


Country Belgium
Level Local
Site Boterhoek
Specific site coordinates Numbers of the cadastral parcels:• 45024A0442/00A000• 45024A0442/00B000• 45024A0441/00_000• 45024C0482/00A000• 45024C0483/00_000• 45024C0475/00_000• 45024C0320/00A000• 45024C0352/00A000• 45024C0353/02D000• 45024C0320/00B000• 45024C0322/00_000• 45024A0411/00B000• 45024A0414/00A000• 45024A0407/00A000• 45024A0416/00_000• 45024A0406/00A000• 45024C0313/00A000• 45024C0311/00A000• 45024C0345/00E000• 45024C0352/02A000• 45024A0417/00_000• 45024A0449/00A000• 45024C0324/00_000• 45024C0313/00A000
Municipalities involved Michelbeke (Brakel)
Province(s) East Flanders
Region Flemish Brabant

Starting date


Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species, Abundant species
Species Type Mammals, Others: Plant species of alluvial forests, Amphibians, Gastropods
Name(s) of main species Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), Common alder (Alnus glutinosa), Sorbus, Common dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Northern crested newt (Triturus cristatus), Desmoulin’s whorl snail (Vertigo moulinsiana), Different bat species: Geoffroy’s bat (Myotis emarginatus), Pond bat (Myotis dasycneme), Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii), …

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Game Management Unit ‘Vlaamse Ardennen’ - http://www.wildbeheereenheid-vlaamse-ardennen.be/
Other partners Hubertus Vereniging Vlaanderen - http://www.hvv.beAgentschap voor Natuur en Bos - http://www.natuurenbos.be

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

• Estimation of project: € 23.399,85• Funding Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos (Quick Win): € 23.265,10• Investment of the Game Management Unit: € 134,75