The New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme is England’s largest environmental scheme and restores and enhances the internationally-important habitats of the New Forest.
The scheme runs for 10 years until 2020 and so far it has:
- Restored miles of internationally-important habitats for wildlife
- Supported the historic practice of commoning, which maintains the unique New Forest landscape
- Worked to identify and protect historic sites across an area the size of 17,000 football pitches
- Inspired over 11,000 children to cherish the area’s unique environment.
Wildlife presenter Simon King explains the benefits of wetland restoration in the New Forest.