The ideas to create more wild nature have been around for some time. At the presentation of the plans in early 2019, Henk van Hooft, chairman of the Steering Committee Drents-Friese Wold, said that about a quarter of the area will become wild nature. “Nature, both the vegetation and the animals, must be allowed to take its natural course there, without humans having a clear influence on it. But if you just want to walk there and you have a pair of sturdy shoes on, then that is not a problem. issue.”
Watch an excerpt from the new Staatsbosbeheer film below. The full film can be viewed in the outdoor center of the Drents-Friese Wold in Appelscha.