Every year, significant amounts are invested in Dutch nature policy and management. For example: you can apply for a subsidy from the province for measures to protect or improve nature, measures to raise the quality of nature in our country to a higher level. In order to determine and test the quality of nature, we used to use a document with a lot of criteria for the state of all kinds of types of nature throughout the country. That wasn’t very clear or practical. That is why BIJ12 - the administrative organization of the provinces - asked Geodan to create order from chaos.
How green is our little country anyway?
We prefer to see ourselves as a green little country full of beautiful nature. But how is that nature actually doing? In order to be able to give a clear and unambiguous answer to this, all provinces and nature managers are working on a joint overview of the nature quality in our country. Geodan’s Nature Network Nature Quality Calculation Module and BIJ12 provide insight into issues such as soil quality and flora and fauna.