North Norfolk woods LL cpt Norfolk Wildlife Trust
enhancing connectivity is vital...
This farmed landscape is characterised by many ancient and well-developed hedgerows, along with two of the largest areas of ancient woodland in Norfolk.
It is vital to enhance the connectivity of Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Foxley Wood reserve with other habitats since the site is currently over five kilometres from the nearest comparable woodland. This will be achieved by expanding the woodland and creating new grassland, woodland and hedgerows and by encouraging more wildlife-friendly management on arable farmland. This will also increase resilience to climate change.
This scheme will:
- Increase connectivity between ancient woodlands, in particular Foxley to Hindolveston, by enhancing or creating woodland, grassland, hedgerows.
- Enhance arable farmland for wildlife and environmental protection.
Engage with local communities to raise awareness of wildlife and their active participation in conserving and enjoying the natural environment.
Start date: 2008
Scheme area: 8,000 hectares
Trust reserves within the scheme
This scheme is helping species including...
Current threats to the landscape
Agricultural intensification, diffuse pollution, habitat fragmentation, lack of connectivity
This scheme is also...
Helping wildlife adapt to climate change, encouraging green tourism, providing volunteering opportunities
Natural England, Local Authorities, local landowners.