Forest of Feckenham

Forest of Feckenham - Worcestershire Wildlife TrustForest of Feckenham - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

restoration work will benefit the community

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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The Forest of Feckenham was once a rich mosaic of ancient woodlands, old pastures and hay meadows, hedgerows and wetlands.

This scheme will benefit various habitats including meadow, pasture, woodland, hedgerow, veteran trees, wetlands and floodplains.

The restoration work will also benefit the community through establishing recreational activities in the woodlands, such as cycle trails. Woodland and wetland habitat restoration will also provide valuable carbon capture and flood risk management benefits.

Initially, the scheme will run for five years and will focus on taking a landscape-scale approach to wetland, grassland and woodland conservation.
 

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What's happening?

Start date: 2008

Scheme area: 50,000 hectares

Trust reserves within the scheme

Pipers Hill & Dodderhill Common, Eades Meadow & Fosters Green,
Feckenham Wylde Moor, Trench Wood, Hornhill Wood, Grafton Wood,
Long Meadow, Badgers Hill, Tunnel Hill Meadow

This scheme is helping species including...

Noble chafer, lesser spotted woodpecker, tree creeper, green-winged orchid, adder's-tongue fern, meadow saffron, brown hairstreak butterfly, lapwing, skylark, yellowhammer, linnet, reed bunting, corn bunting and brown hare

Current threats to the landscape

Habitat fragmentation

This scheme is also...

Improving water quality, reducing flood risk, storing carbon, improving access for people

Partners

Natural England, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Butterfly Conservation, Local Authorities

To find out more

Email: enquiries@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org | Tel: 01905 754919 

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