• Cranborne Chase & Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership, Shears Building, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, BH21 1HD  Tel: 01725 517417

Woodland Cluster

  • Local specialist contractor/kit for hardwood extraction & training in woodland management and extraction
  • Broader co-operation & benefits  - Awareness and greater co-operation between woodland owners in the area. Large estates to smaller owners. Approach to management, sharing knowledge, ideas, guidance on management options, condition surveys, cluster wide guidance
  • New generation of 50 young people inspired and qualifications of competence obtained in chainsaw, brushcutting, hedgelaying, hurdlemaking, charcoal burning, wood turning etc (30 from hard to reach groups, for which countryside skills and passion may be catalyst for change)

 

River Ebble

Connect, Encourage, Empower, Enthuse > Change

  • Use of existing landowner cluster and sediment pathways work, sounding board & initial positive projects (buffers, planting, track drains, dew ponds etc)
  • Connect with village flood wardens and community influencers in valley to widen support for re-naturalization or positive work where it may aid flood and surface water management
  • Aiding community to celebrate the special and encourage good practice – leaflet, surveys, promotion of positive work, letting others influence their own community and neighbours to take up and positive management
  • One or two community practical projects to cool the flow, reduce run off, increase capacity & quality
  • Longer-term – support, advice, supplementary grants through farmer cluster for catchment management and volunteer resource for projects over 5 years
  • Assist existing landowner cluster - Sediment pathways work, run-off, sounding board & initial positive projects (buffers, planting, track drains, dew ponds etc) Grant funds & support
  • Community projects, wetland recreation or restoration of water meadow management - if appropriate
  • Possible removal of weirs to aid specie migration
  • Aid community to celebrate the special and encourage good practice – leaflet, surveys, promotion of positive work, letting others influence their own community and neighbours to take up and positive management
  • Ecological surveys and school education /celebration support (celebrate and shout about what’s special)
  • Silt pathways and alien species surveyed, to prioritise action
Community and volunteer action days on public land and helping with landowner projects

 

Dark Skies

List of growing opportunities being considered:-

  • Community champions to influence (at a village level others supported with info & encouragement) – making their community, hamlet or village darker.
  • Stargazing resources for accommodation providers (websites, resources for visitors etc)
  • Stargazing promoted points and events
  • Awareness raising, support and encouragement for responsible and more economical lighting
  • Small access routes/arrangements for stargazing
  • Starfest public event/festival
  • School workshops programme

 

Forest Schools

  • New Forest School facility for local schools & monthly young woodlanders discovery group for NEETS from North Dorset & South Wilts

Loving the landscape (landscape scale enhancements) e.g. undergrounding of pylons

Information to follow shortly.

Martin Down NNR Improvements

  • Additional grazing, plus delivery of many aspects across all themes