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Native woodlands and associated habitats and species

Why we are willing to fund the outcome?

Native, and especially ancient, semi-natural, woodlands have high biodiversity and historic value. Fragmentation poses a serious threat to their biological richness and to the species that depend on them. Intense deer browsing and sheep grazing, as well as invasive non-native species, has impacted negatively on the condition of native woodland.

The restoration and improvement in the condition of native woodlands is a target in UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

What will this package achieve?

This package gives support for a range of management practices and operations that will help to maintain, enhance or restore the condition of native woodlands and their biodiversity.

What you can do

You should choose which of the following Options will help deliver the outcome you have selected.

We suggest the following Options may all be appropriate.

Some Options- shown in the top list - will always deliver the desired outcomes. If you choose any of these Options, you will not be expected to provide any justification for choosing that Option.

Other Options - those in the bottom list - will only help achieve the desired outcome in specific circumstances. If you choose any of these, the application system will ask you to explain how you see this Option helping to achieve the outcome. You can select as many, or as few, Options as you think you will need. You must judge which Options will most effectively deliver the desired outcomes taking account of your circumstances.

These Options will always the deliver the desired outcome:

These Options will help to achieve the desired outcome in specific circumstances: