In Dutch coastal dunes dune grasslands are endangered by an elevated atmospheric nitrogen deposition, a decline of grazing by rabbits, and a low eaolian dynamics. These grasslands are important for the biodiversity. An possible effective measure for preserving and restoration these grasslands is (re)activation of small scale eaolian activity. Current research in the DPWE program of dune water companies and the Dutch program for ecological restoration (O+NB) improves knowledge on patterns of small scale eaolian activity, and the ecological effects of eaolian dynamics on dune grasslands. The workshops presents provisional results of the research to nature managers, and will discuss this in respect to questions from practice.