|Central coordinates||6o 20.00' East 52o 54.00' North|
|Altitude||9 - 11m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description An extensive area of forestry plantations (85% of the IBA area), located 20 km south-west of the city of Assen. Forest stands are mainly of conifers but also include some deciduous/mixed woodlands. They are of various ages and under various forestry regimes, and are interspersed with patches of heathland and fen.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus||breeding||1989||17 breeding pairs||poor||C6||Least Concern|
|Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius||resident||1990||60 breeding pairs||poor||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Berkenheuvel||Nature Conservation Law||1,000||protected area contained by site||1,000|
|Boswachterij Appelscha||Nature Reserve||1,849||protected area contained by site||1,849|
|Boswachterij Smilde||Nature Reserve||2,471||protected area contained by site||2,471|
|Bouwersveld||Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy||53||protected area contained by site||63|
|Doldersummer Veld||Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy||413||protected area contained by site||426|
|Drents-Friese Woud||National Park||6,130||protected area contained by site||6,130|
|Kern Boswachterij Vledderveld||Nature Reserve||119||protected area contained by site||119|
|Vledderhof||Nature Reserve with Management Subsidy||108||protected area contained by site||108|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||90%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||84%|
Protection status National High International None1,000 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Berkenheuvel, 1,000 ha). 1,849 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Boswachterij Appelscha, 1,849 ha). 2,471 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Boswachterij Smilde, 2,471 ha). 63 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bouwersveld, 63 ha). 426 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Doldersummer Veld, 426 ha). 119 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kern Boswachterij Vledderveld, 119 ha). 108 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Vledderhof, 108 ha). 6,130 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Drents-Friese Woud, 6,130 ha).
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