Lead: Helen Pengelly – firstname.lastname@example.org
Group members: 19
Area of group (Hectares): 8068
- Resource protection – reducing levels of nitrate, phosphate and sediment run-off reaching the River Wylye and the groundwater (drinking water) resource.
- Flood alleviation – slowing the movement of floodwaters within the floodplain
- Priority habitats – looking after and enhancing the management of calcareous grassland, floodplain meadows, ancient woodland, fen, riparian habitats and arable field margins; maintaining current habitats in good condition, restoring habitats in sub-optimal condition, extending and linking habitats to increase connectivity for wildlife.
- Farm wildlife – increasing numbers of declining farmland species such as grey partridge, stone curlew and other ground nesters, barn owl, brown hare, hedgehog, water vole, otter, kingfishers.
- Wild pollinators – providing year round resources for bees, butterflies etc including flower rich habitats producing pollen and nectar.
- Archaeology – active management that ensures the long term survival of historic features. Protecting archaeological sites from damage through arable cultivations or scrub/tree growth.
- Education – engaging with local schools and community groups through events such as Open Farm Sunday to demonstrate the importance of farming in the rural economy and its role in delivering a wealth of public benefits.