Time to add some commercial value to nature
Gorse: woodland in waiting
Gorse can easily dominate areas to the detriment of other plant communities. Conventional methods of control are often expensive, partially ineffective and ecologically damaging. James Merryweather suggests a more natural and environmentally friendly approach, which relies on little more than patience and time.
Site visit: Hamsterley Forest, County Durham
It is often said that woodlands and forests are ideal environments because they can unobtrusively absorb more people than an equivalent area of open ground. Tony Robinson went to County Durham to see how this is achieved alongside timber production and nature conservation in the county‚Äôs largest forest.
Stock management for site managers ‚Ä" Part two
This is the second in a series of articles by grazing expert Paul Toynton, looking at the management of stock on wildlife sites. Here, he describes two sites where cattle are reared on extensive areas of semi-natural grassland. Although the sites are very different in size, both keep some livestock outside throughout the year and both have a saleable product.