Peak District farm advice
We are working with farmers in the Peak District to help them do more for wildlife.
At a time of change in the uplands supporting landowners who want to work in support of wildlife is vitally important. That’s why we have brought together a group of like-minded landowners in the upper Dane catchment and are working with them to help them make their land more wildlife-friendly.
The Dane Headwater Farm Group comprises 13 individual farms and spans an area in excess 2500 hectares. Our work includes monitoring wading birds, training landowners, helping with applications for countryside stewardship and improving management of woodlands. We hope these relationships will mean the value of wildlife is better understood as we enter the post-Brexit world.
This work is being funded for three years by Natural England’s facilitation fund.
Case Study - Monitoring wading birds
We have teamed up with CAWOS and the South West Peak LPS to undertake a suite of bird surveys across the area. The focus of these surveys have been priority breeding waders, including snipe, lapwing and curlew - all of which return to annually to breed.
The information we collect will tell us the extent and locality of the birds which in turn will help inform land management practices in the area.
To find out more about our farm advice service contact Joe Pimblett on 01948 820728.