|location||Meppen , Emsland District , Lower Saxony|
|Identifier||NSG WE 301|
|FFH area||1.31 ha|
|Sea level||from 16 m to 17 m|
|Setup date||19th January 2018|
The nature reserve with the sign NSG WE 301 is 1.31 hectares . It is congruent with the FFH area "Esterfelder Moor bei Meppen". The area has been under protection since January 19, 2018. The responsible lower nature conservation authority is the district of Emsland.
The nature reserve is located in the west of Meppen in a dune landscape that is mainly occupied by the Esterfeld Forest. It protects a small moor located in a blow-out hollow , which is characterized by a predominantly still living high moor with peat moss and typical moorland plants. Sedge and cotton grass beds rich in peat moss can be found in the protected area, as well as in places bulten societies on very wet locations. Here u. a. Carex limosa , Fadensegge , Carex rostrata , scheuchzeria , vaginal and Eriophorum angustifolium , swamp Calla , Bogbean , Marsh Cinquefoil , rosemary and Ordinary Cranberry . There are also peat bogs with Schnabelried societies. Here u. a. Round-leaved Sundew , White Schnabelried and Narrow-leaved Cottongrass. The small moor is considered to be one of the best preserved in the Emsland.
A slightly higher area in the nature reserve is forested. To prevent the spread of woody trees in the bog, decussing measures are carried out again and again .
The nature reserve is almost completely surrounded by the Esterfeld Forest. In the north it borders on the Esterfeld district of Meppen .
- "Esterfelder Moor" nature reserve in the database of the Lower Saxony State Office for Water Management, Coastal and Nature Conservation (NLWKN)