Habitat Restoration

Practical Conservation in the New Forest

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Project Summary

Do you enjoy being out and about in the New Forest? Why not join our conservation team? We are looking for enthusiastic and hard working volunteers to undertake rewarding practical conservation tasks across the New Forest National Park.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • End Date: 01/03/2020
  • County: Hampshire
  • Organisation Name: New Forest National Park Authority
  • Project Category: Improving habitats


Project Description

You will be part of a team of enthusiastic volunteers working together under the guidance of the New Forest Land Advice Service to help restore and enhance wildlife habitats.

Key roles include:

 Working out doors, sometimes in relatively remote sites, from around 10am until 4pm on days between October and February (inclusive)

 Using hand tools to clear invading scrub from valuable grassland and wetland habitats or
helping to restore and enhance hedgerows and woodlands through hedgelaying,
coppicing and removal of invasive plant species.

 Using bowsaws, loppers, billhooks and pruning saws you will work in a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help enhance some of the New Forest’s precious countryside.
Cut vegetation will be burned on site.

No experience needed, just the desire and ability to be out in the forest all day. All training and equipment is provided.