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NEWS FEED: Conservation

Trees of the South Downs

November 30th, 2018

Wander through the South Downs and it is impossible not to be impressed by the beauty of our woodland. You can discover some of the largest yew woodlands in the UK, lose yourself in steep valley sides cloaked in hangar woodlands, large oak and beech woodland complexes and traditional coppice woodland. In all, 23 per […]

Healthy soils give healthy yields and lead to better water quality

November 28th, 2018

Thirty five farmers, land managers and environmental specialists came together on Thursday 15 November to learn about the links between good soil health and crop yields at the Brighton ChaMP for Water soil and nutrient workshop. The aim of the day was to stimulate thinking about innovative ways to improve groundwater quality through more sustainable […]

Sheep lend a helping hoof for butterfly conservation at Mill Hill, Shoreham

November 19th, 2018

A flock of sheep are being employed to improve precious chalk grassland, vital for the survival of rare butterflies, in the South Downs National Park near Shoreham. The unusual looking sheep – called Jacobs – have two sets of horns and moved on to Mill Hill Local Nature Reserve, near Shoreham, on Friday 16 November. […]

Heathland story book

November 8th, 2018

A dedicated team of ten heathland heritage volunteers have begun to create stories for a heathland heritage book aimed at 7-11 year olds. The stories have unfolded through oral history and archive research tasks carried out by the volunteers. At the beginning of 2018 Heathland Reunited heritage volunteers signed up to go out into the […]

Fire management is focus for heathland experts

November 8th, 2018

Heathland professionals from across the South East met in Midhurst on the 7 November. The Heathland Forum brought together individuals and agencies involved with heathland management and conservation in and around the South Downs National Park. Land managers, landowners, conservationists, ecologists, countryside rangers, land management advisors and volunteers all came together to share learning and […]

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