This is a handbook of woodland management, designed for use by conservation volunteers and others interested in the management of traditional British woodlands, the creation of new woods and the management of associated habitats. The natural woodland cover of Britain was already mainly cleared for agriculture 1,000 years ago, as recorded in the Domesday Book. […]
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From earliest times in Britain, woodland needs were fulfilled not by the felling of new areas of wildwood, but by the periodic harvesting of managed coppice plots. Coppicing allowed the natural deciduous woodland to survive, in modified form, because of its exploitation for fuel, building wood and other purposes. The wide-held belief that woodlands were […]
Structure The complex structure of semi-natural broadleaved woodland offers a great diversity of habitats in which plants and animals can live. Like other aspects of the woodland environment, structural features change over time. One of the main aims of woodland management for conservation is to create, maintain or restore structural diversity where it has been…...
Introduction This is a Handbook of sand dune management. It is intended to be used by conservation volunteers and all others interested in maintaining or improving valuable natural habitats through manual work. Like many coastal habitats, sand dunes are extremely fragile, attuned to natural changes but not to those caused by man. Pollution, ill-planned development […]
The most important law regarding conservation in England and Wales is the Wildlife and Countryside Act (WCA) 1981, which includes protection of birds, other animals and plants, as well as other legislation regarding the countryside. Some of the WCA legislation and other laws which affect woodland plants and animals are outlined below. Plants General protection…...