Waves Of Heath

Volunteers at work Salakee and Nornour Waves of Heath Project cpt IOS WTVolunteers at work Salakee and Nornour Waves of Heath Project cpt IOS WT

multiple designations for rarity and outstanding natural beauty

Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

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The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is protecting the wildlife, landscape and archaeological sites of the Islands. The Trust manages 60% of the islands as wildlife sites, which have multiple designations for rarity and outstanding natural beauty.

The Waves of Heath Project ran from 2003 to 2008 and was part of Tomorrow’s Heathland Heritage, a UK-wide programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim was to restore and bring into appropriate management 592 hectares of Scilly’s maritime heathland and enhance people’s enjoyment and understanding of heathland through education.

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What's happening?

This scheme has now ended and The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has entered into a ten-year Higher Level Stewardship Agreement with Natural England. This involves work on all habitats including heathland and conservation grazing. The Trust continues with its education and volunteer programme and is encouraging the use of heathland as an outdoor classroom with local and visiting schools.


Start date: 2003 

End date: 2008

Scheme area: 592 hectares

This scheme is helping species including...

Heathland plants including the lesser adder’s tongue fern and autumn lady’s tresses. 

This scheme is also...

Encouraging green tourism, improving access for people, providing volunteering opportunities and environmental education, producing local food.

To find out more

Email: enquiries@ios-wildlifetrust.org.uk | Tel: 01720 422153

 

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