Cumbria Woodlands is partnering with the Woodland Trust until March 2022 to deliver important ancient woodland restoration activities, funded by the DEFRA Green Recovery Challenge Fund.
The fund aims to promote environmental renewal whilst creating and retaining a range of jobs in England. To this end, the project is substantially improving the ecological health and robustness of important ancient woodland. Further advantages are making it easier and more economically viable for the woodland to be managed in the future, as well as generating a considerable amount of paid work for the local industry.
Cumbria Woodlands is overseeing the contractual and project management activities of restoring ancient woodland across 9 sites in Cumbria. The restoration work includes activities such as bracken control, rhododendron removal, fencing, tree planting and horse logging on over 75 ha of ancient woodland sites.