The LLNH-5 Ecosystem Services project will identify novel funding mechanisms for future land management activities that enhance ecosystem service delivery. The project will develop business models for new markets for goods and services provided by farmers that manage land sustainably as well as analysing the potential for other income streams associated with tourism products which may be created as part of the wider plans to develop the Gwent Levels as a visitor destination.
It will also consult widely with communities to assess how they value vital ecosystem services such as clean air and water, abundant wildlife and high quality green space which are currently provided in the Gwent Levels but which are also under great pressure. This will help to ensure that future policy mechanisms are aligned with the value we place on our ecosystem services. For more information about the project and upcoming events, please contact Jon.
Discover our plans to work with local landowners and farmers to design more sustainable farm practices which protect and enhance the landscape’s unique and historic features while ensuring sustainable farm incomes.
Help us to revive and celebrate the traditional orchards of the Gwent Levels.
Work with us to explore opportunities for new businesses and income generation in the Gwent Levels by researching business, tourism and payments for ecosystem service schemes.
Help us to successfully combat this blight on the landscape by getting involved with our Fly-tipping action group and activities. Find out how we’ll be helping to enforce illegal incidents of fly-tipping and encouraging behaviour change with this exciting and innovative project.
Discover our programme of activities to combat the threat of invasive alien species which unchecked could harm the fragile ecosystems of the Gwent Levels.
Get involved with our ambitious plans to boost and enhance the habitat of the rare shrill carder bee and discover what we’ll be doing to raise awareness and celebrate the rare and unique bug life of the Gwent Levels.
Find out what we’re doing to help protect and enhance the distinctive historic and semi-natural landscape features of the Gwent Levels for the benefit of its wildlife and people with our innovative grant scheme for local landowners and farmers.