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Woodland and Conservation Management Plans

Well it’s been a really busy summer and I’ve neglected the website and blog somewhat in the process. Some of our time has been spent writing woodland management plans, and dealing with the impressively long new forms for the Countryside Stewardship Scheme!  The scheme now includes all the Forestry Commission grant funding, and one of

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Woodland Grants

Details of the new Countryside Stewardship grants, which will be combine the old Environmental Stewardship and Woodland Grant Schemes, are beginning to be released.  Last week an interim scheme was announced to cover three main areas of activity: 1.   Woodland Planning Grants 2.  Tree Health Grants 3.  Grants for Woodland Creation The new woodland creation

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New Woodland Grants: Countryside Stewardship Rides Again!

Defra published the first details about the new grant scheme for woodlands last week.  This will now be known as Countryside Stewardship, having been referred to referred to as New Environmental Stewardship Scheme (or NELMS) in earlier consultations.  It seeks to combine the previous Environmental Stewardship and Woodland Grant Schemes.  A bit more information was

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Changes to Woodland Grants

The Woodland Grant Scheme continues to change as we head towards changes under the new CAP reforms.  The main changes recently announced by the Forestry Commission are: •    Biodiversity Woodland Improvement Grant (WIG) is now closed •    Woodfuel WIGs will close in September.  In practice you need to be in queue by now if you

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Small Woods Association

I’ve just finished a woodland management plan for a local farmer, helped courtesy of a planning grant from the Forestry Commission.  It still needs agreement and signing off by the Forestry Commission, which could be more interesting than usual, as the woods are part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  If you need a

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Some Desk Work

Having made the decision to focus full time on Wildlife Woodlands, we decided to revamp the web-site.  Something of a steep learning curve, but helped by Rachel (Simon’s daughter) and Christopher (my son) we settled on WordPress, and this is the current result.  Design and content with help from Red Snapper, and Webcube, but the

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