Isle of Wight Living Landscape

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a positive contribution to the conservation of the island’s natural heritage

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

 

The Isle of Wight Living Landscape scheme, which has been in operation since 2004, provides advice to landowners and farmers on the ecologically sensitive management of land on the Isle of Wight.

The aim is to engage all landowners, land managers and farmers on the Isle of Wight to provide a positive contribution to the conservation of the island’s natural heritage.

This scheme is also helping wildlife adapt to climate change, improving water quality, reducing flood risk and improving access for people.

 

What’s happening?

• Advice and guidance to landowners, farmers and land managers involved in land management on the Island.
• Help with applications for agri-environment grants (Entry Level and Higher Level Stewardship) and forestry grants (English Woodland Grant Scheme) as well as local schemes (IoW Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, West Wight Landscape Partnership)
• Currently the project is helping farmers with catchment-sensitive farming issues.

Start date: 2004

Scheme area: 39,000 hectares

Trust reserves within the scheme

Ningwood Common, Arreton Down, Eaglehead and Bloodstone Copses, Swanpond Copse, St Lawrence Bank and St Lawrence Undercliff

This scheme is helping species including...

Red squirrel, common dormouse, brown hare, skylark, corn bunting, chalkhill blue and small pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies.

Partners

Natural England, Environment Agency, West Wight Landscape Partnership, Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

To find out more

Email: feedback@hwt.org.uk | Tel: 01489 774400 | Isle of Wight Living Landscape

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