Ref: CSFF120008

Lead: Chris Giles,

Group members: 34

Length of agreement: 3

Area of group (Hectares): 6500

We will be working to make landscape scale enhancements between commons and home farms within specific river catchments. These catchments have been selected because of the wide range of CS priorities and opportunities that they contain. Our aim is to explore, identify and implement ways to improve and integrate enhancement across the following CS priorities:

  • Wetland – Blanket bog (maintenance and restoration)
  • Upland fen and flushes (maintenance and restoration)
  • Riparian habitats associated with priority rivers including wet woodland Purple moor grass and rush pasture (maintenance and restoration)
  • Flood and Coastal Risk Management with focus on natural flood management and soils

Species – Curlew- Marsh fritillary – Willow tit – Bog hoverfly

Grassland – Purple moor grass and rush pasture (maintenance and restoration)

  • Hay meadows (maintenance)
  • Species – High Brown fritillary – Pearl bordered fritillary

Woodland – Ancient and native woodland (maintenance and restoration)

  • Explore opportunities to bring more woodland into sustainable management and creation where appropriate. Options for natural regeneration in river valleys

Historic environment – Premier Archaeological Landscapes (PALS) – This is a Dartmoor designation established to protect historic landscapes that include a number of associated and often internationally important monuments

  • Designated features – Scheduled Monuments
  • Designated and undesignated traditional farm buildings and non-domestic historic buildings

Landscape – Historic field boundaries – Stone-faced banks, earth banks, stone walls, hedgerow trees – Fundamental landscape features as recognized in the Dartmoor NCA and Dartmoor LCA.