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NEWS FEED: Landscape

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. […]

Fire management is focus for heathland professionals

October 26th, 2018

Heathland professionals from across the South East will meet at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst on 7 November. The Heathland Forum brings 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 will come […]

Work begins on developing next priorities for South Downs National Park

October 19th, 2018

Conservation and heritage organisations, rural economy representatives, water companies, farming groups and volunteer networks are just some of the groups being challenged to help set out the priorities for the South Downs National Park for the next five years and the practical action they will take to help achieve them. The work is part of […]

Heathland Management with the RSPB

October 4th, 2018

Wiggonholt and Rackham Woods are sites involved in our heathlands reunited project During the early autumn the RSPB Pulborough Brooks team will be undertaking essential habitat management work on their wooded heathland sites at Wiggonholt Heath & Rackham Woods. Anna Allum, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Pulborough Brooks explains more: Heathland requires regular management to […]

Shhh! It’s National Quiet Day

September 12th, 2018

Shhh! Wednesday 12 September was National Quiet Day. To mark the occasion we took a look at ‘Tranquillity’ one of the seven special qualities of the South Downs National Park. Tranquillity is considered to be a state of calm and quietude. It relates to quality of life, and there is good scientific evidence that it […]

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