For most visitors calm, open space and overwhelming natural beauty are the attractions of Schiermonnikoog, one of the Wadden Islands. At the same time the island has a strong agrarian tradition: farming was already being done there in 1194. At the moment there are still seven active dairy farms. The wonderful thing is that all seven can see a future for their business. However, they face a major challenge: their nitrogen emissions must be drastically reduced to minimise the impact on the natural surroundings. They face that challenge with full conviction, for example by reducing a third of their livestock to achieve a reduction in nitrogen emissions that lies 15% above/below the required limit. The process did not proceed without a hitch, but by now all the farmers have signed up to a plan of campaign. Strootman Landschapsarchitecten was involved in the process and drew up a target for the next ten years.