Woodland Biodiversity Project
This project aims to help woodland owners manage their woods for wildlife and advise on grants which are available to help them.
- The project aims to kick-start appropriate management of woods so woodland owners can continue to manage them in the future, benefiting local economies and wildlife in the process.
- Advice can be given to woodland owners on managing their woods to benefit wildlife, and on Forestry Commission grants (English Woodland Grant Scheme) for woodland management. The grants scheme is currently being reviewed but some grants are still available (see Forestry commission website for details). Any type of woodland may be eligible for a grant, depending on circumstances.
- The Forestry Commission and RSPB have jointly appointed a Woodland Biodiversity Adviser to work with woodland owners in the project target areas (East Midlands and East of England).
- Site visits can be made by the Woodland Biodiversity Adviser to give advice on individual woodland sites
- For more information on the project please visit the Forestry Commission website.
- If you own a woodland in the target area and would like advice on woodland management for wildlife, or on which grants you could receive, please contact Jacqueline Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Woodland management training courses have been arranged for Thursday 17 July 2014 (Maulsden, Bedfordshire) and Wednesday 23 July 2014 (Langwith, Derbyshire). The full range of RSPB habitat management training courses for 2014 are currently in the planning process.
- The English Woodland Grant Scheme closed for most new applicants in August 2013, however some grants are still available. Get in touch for information and advice.
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