The winter issue of The Woodland Trust’s quarterly “Broadleaf” magazine dropped on the mat today.
This edition’s features are:
- the Trust’s new landscapes programme, that aims to connect up woodlands to allow wildlife to move around and be part of larger populations, which in turn has benefits for genetic diversity and disease resistance
- an article, with some striking photos, on the reintroduction of beavers and their impact on water quality, flood control, and recreating habitats – the original British coppice workers
- a walk through Lineover Wood in the Cotswolds (with an accompanying map) and some information about the volunteers who manage it and their Christmas campfire feast (which sound like a great idea!)
- and an article on Orienteering as a way of enjoying woodland and how to get involved
News items include:
- wildcat reintroduction, including the possibility to bring them back to England and Wales as well as extend their range in Scotland
- an update on the Northern Forest, including the Government’s desire to use it as a testbed for the reforms of agricultural and forestry funding after Brexit, as we leave the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy rules and target more of the money at wider environmental and social benefits from flood control etc
- the huge Summit to Sea rewilding and restoration project in mid Wales
There’s more about “Broadleaf” in the Trust’s blog.