Countryside Management Partnerships help manage habitats and landscapes, and link communities to those areas. Their work includes:
Contact your local partnership to see which services they offer.
We can help control invasive species such as giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam and floating pennywort. Invasive plants and wildlife can damage native wildlife, infrastructure, river banks, health and the economy.
Your local partnership can:
Biological recording provides information about what species are present on areas of land. The information is used to help people manage green spaces in a way which doesn't harm animals and plants already there. It also helps measure whether management is being successful.
If you're a landowner, local or statutory authority we can help you monitor wildlife on your land. Ways we can help include:
If you want to improve a green space for people and wildlife in your area we can help. This may be through planning the project, putting it into action or just joining in.
Countryside Partnerships have a range of volunteering and work experience opportunities including practical conservation days, survey work and helping with environmental education including Forest Schools and volunteering at Oare Gunpowder Works Visitor Centre.
We're happy to help all types of community groups from parish councils and allotment societies to charitable trusts and community woodlands. We can help you with:
If you want to:
All the tools you need are available from the tool kit (PDF, 8.1 KB)
You can get toolkits from:
We can help communities and landowners maintain public rights of way and encourage access to the countryside through:
Contact your local partnership for more information.
Our site management services help manage wildlife areas. Services range from site visits to give advice through to a complete site management packages that include practical management and grant funding. We work on on school grounds, local authority green spaces, private land and sites owned by community groups.
We can tailor our advice to meet your needs, whether that's maximising the wildlife potential of a site, improving access and interpretation or supporting volunteering.
Our site management services include: