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Funders and partners

The Woodlands for People and Wildlife project was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Veolia Environmental Trust.

We worked with partners including:
Gobions Woodland Trust
Friends of Northaw Great Wood

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Woodlands for People and Wildlife

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Hertfordshire has some wonderful oak-hornbeam woodlands in the south and east, but habitats have become fragmented and some have suffered through lack of management.

What the Trust is doing

Our Woodlands for People and Wildlife project has now been completed.

We carried out vital woodland restoration work and encouraged more volunteers to promote and look after the South Herts Woods area. Our project covered Balls Wood, Gobions Wood, Fir and Pond Woods, Northaw Great WoodDanemead and Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve.

Pond creation, coppicing, scrub removal and opening up woodland rides (paths which let light in) will allow a greater diversity of woodland plants and animals to thrive. 

As well as improving footpaths we installed footbridges and lots of seats and benches for wildlife-spotting opportunities... and those well-earned rests!

There are new way-marked trails and better information for visitors to the woods.

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What's on

Brazil - A Naturalist's Paradise

Tuesday 24th October 2017,
8.00pm - 9.30pm

Venue: Howlands Baptist Church

A talk about the diverse wildlife found in Brazil...

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