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Biodiversity report ‘Our Stronghold for Nature’

The Halfway Interim Report 'Our Stronghold for Nature' has been published for our biodiversity projects.

The biodiversity projects that make up Our Stronghold for Nature are many and varied, reflecting the huge diversity of wildlife and habitats in the Forest. 

Our Foresters’ Forest biodiversity projects include: Batscape, Conservation Grazing, Community Wildlife Study Group, Birds, Reptiles, Waterways & Ponds, Woodland Flora, Ancient and Notable Trees, Veteran Trees History, Butterflies and Deans Marvellous Meadows.

These projects are popular with volunteers and attract support from a wide range of partner organisations. They have also shown that they provide many opportunities for collaborations, inter-project links and to help optimise many existing good habitats. The projects fall mainly within one of the four key ecological networks that make up the Forest of Dean’s natural environment; it’s Woodland, Wetlands, Open Habitats and Rides and Corridors.

To read the report, please open in PDF format: Halfway Interim Report, Delivery Phase 2017-2019, ‘Our Stronghold for Nature’

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Our thanks go to these projects that are delivered and supported by the following partner organisations:  Natural England, Forestry England, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Gloucestershire Naturalists Society, Plantlife, Dr Andrew Hoaen, Butterfly Conservation and Dean Meadows Group. With funding support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.