The LLNH-7 Farming the Gwent Levels Sustainably project is working with farmers to develop management systems that incorporate diversity and will seek to embed this in future management of the landscape. By developing a process of assessing farm operations and analysing existing drivers for management decisions, tools will be created which can be used to meet targets more sustainably to ensure a legacy for the continued management of natural heritage assets in the Gwent Levels.
The tools could then be used to assess other farm businesses on other landscapes and could be useful for developing the next phase of Welsh agri-environment support post Brexit. Demonstrating how public funding could be directed in the future to promote sustainable land management that delivers a range of public benefits will be a key legacy outcome of the project. Contact Fiona to discover more about how we plan to work with and support local farmers and landowners.
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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.