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Forest Diary: Restoring the New Forest’s lost lawns

Forest Diary: Restoring the New Forest’s lost lawns

Published: Friday 17 November 2017

Lucy Andrews, Works Supervisor for the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, talks about her work restoring lost Forest lawns.

Vanquishing non-native plant invaders

Vanquishing non-native plant invaders

Published: Tuesday 31 October 2017

The quest to rid the New Forest of an invasive non-native plant is celebrating a significant success.

Forest Diary: Bringing rivers back to life in the New Forest

Forest Diary: Bringing rivers back to life in the New Forest

Published: Tuesday 24 October 2017

Ecologist Sarah Oakley talks about the restoration work undertaken at Wootton stream near Burley this summer.

Rare chicks thriving in restored wetland

Rare chicks thriving in restored wetland

Published: Tuesday 19 September 2017

Rare wading birds have been spotted in New Forest wetland habitat that was recently restored.

New Forest stream restoration shortlisted for prestigious award

New Forest stream restoration shortlisted for prestigious award

Published: Monday 24 July 2017

An environmental scheme to return a New Forest stream to its natural state was shortlisted in the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence.

Garden waste threatens New Forest’s plant life

Garden waste threatens New Forest’s plant life

Published: Tuesday 23 May 2017

Spring has sprung, the Chelsea Flower Show is in full swing and gardeners up and down the country are heading back outside to tend their plots.

Wetland restoration work returns to Wootton Bridge

Wetland restoration work returns to Wootton Bridge

Published: Tuesday 9 May 2017

The Forestry Commission's team of experts will be starting work from 15 May on the next phase of wetland restoration at Wootton.

Wetland restoration to restart at Wootton on 15 May: FAQs

Wetland restoration to restart at Wootton on 15 May: FAQs

Published: Friday 5 May 2017

Restoration work at Wootton stream, near Burley, will restart on 15 May. Find out all you need to know about the restoration with these FAQs:

Forest Diary: Reflections on a year’s achievements in the New Forest

Forest Diary: Reflections on a year’s achievements in the New Forest

Published: Thursday 27 April 2017

Nick Wardlaw is the Contract Manager for the Higher Level Stewardship at the Forestry Commission. He oversees on-the-ground work to restore wetlands and other precious habitats across the New Forest.

New Forest archaeologists scoop national award

New Forest archaeologists scoop national award

Published: Wednesday 8 March 2017

A high-tech approach which identified over 3,000 historical sites in the New Forest has been judged the UK’s number one archaeological innovation of the last half century.

Forest Diary: A Burning Need in the New Forest

Forest Diary: A Burning Need in the New Forest

Published: Thursday 2 March 2017

Open Forest Manager Dave Morris explains why you might see controlled heath fires around the New Forest in the coming weeks and the benefits they bring.

Monitoring helps conservation project protect New Forest

Monitoring helps conservation project protect New Forest

Published: Wednesday 22 February 2017

Monitoring of a conservation scheme in the New Forest has been increased to extend its benefits for rare species and habitats.

Thousands of children get a Forest education

Thousands of children get a Forest education

Published: Friday 10 February 2017

Thousands of youngsters have learnt more about nature on educational visits to the New Forest in the last 12 months.

Pioneering archaeologists up for national award

Pioneering archaeologists up for national award

Published: Tuesday 13 December 2016

A high-tech approach used to identify over 3,000 archaeological sites in the New Forest is one of the archaeological innovations of the last 50 years.

Help us protect the New Forest’s roadside habitats

Help us protect the New Forest’s roadside habitats

Published: Wednesday 2 November 2016

Nick Wardlaw, HLS Contract Manager at the Forestry Commission, introduces an exciting job opportunity to help us protect important habitat in the New Forest.

Mixed fortunes for New Forest bloodsuckers

Mixed fortunes for New Forest bloodsuckers

Published: Wednesday 26 October 2016

Hallowe’en is traditionally a time when creepy creatures thrive as darkness descends but for bloodsuckers in the New Forest life is not so rosy.

The impact of stream restoration on fish

The impact of stream restoration on fish

Published: Friday 5 August 2016

This piece was originally delivered as a speech by Forestry Commission Deputy Surveyor Bruce Rothnie at the September 2016 Verderers’ Court.

Success in bid to rid New Forest of beautiful bully

Success in bid to rid New Forest of beautiful bully

Published: Tuesday 17 May 2016

An environmental scheme is on course to eradicate invasive rhododendron from the majority of the New Forest by the end of the decade to benefit native species.

Defra officials visit wetland restoration

Defra officials visit wetland restoration

Published: Wednesday 4 May 2016

Environment Minister Rory Stewart and Permanent Secretary Clare Moriarty have visited the New Forest to see the considerable benefits wetland restoration is bringing to the area.

New Forest’s forgotten archaeology preserved

New Forest’s forgotten archaeology preserved

Published: Thursday 28 April 2016

A cutting-edge project in the New Forest is succeeding in its quest to record and protect thousands of archaeological sites for the future.

Environmental scheme makes New Forest fit for the future

Environmental scheme makes New Forest fit for the future

Published: Tuesday 19 April 2016

A multi-million pound environmental scheme continues to benefit the New Forest.

Research shows burning benefits precious New Forest habitats

Research shows burning benefits precious New Forest habitats

Published: Wednesday 23 March 2016

Yearly burning of heather and gorse in the New Forest is helping to reinvigorate the area’s heathland habitats for wildlife, according to a scientific study.

New Study reveals success of New Forest wetland restoration

New Study reveals success of New Forest wetland restoration

Published: Thursday 17 March 2016

A new scientific study (1) in the New Forest by the River Restoration Centre shows that after just five years, one of the largest environmental improvement schemes in Europe is hitting the mark.

Gardeners can join fight against invasive plant

Gardeners can join fight against invasive plant

Published: Tuesday 1 March 2016

New Forest organisations are appealing to gardeners to help combat an invasive non-native plant which is harming local wetlands.

River restoration helping to reduce flood risk in the New Forest

River restoration helping to reduce flood risk in the New Forest

Published: Tuesday 9 February 2016

A project to return rivers to their natural state is playing its part in reducing flood risk in the New Forest.

New Forest confirmed as UK stronghold for mystical bird

New Forest confirmed as UK stronghold for mystical bird

Published: Monday 25 January 2016

One of our most mystical native birds, the rare nightjar, appears to be thriving in the New Forest following historic declines in the rest of the UK.

Laser mapping uncovers hidden secrets of the New Forest

Laser mapping uncovers hidden secrets of the New Forest

Published: Monday 25 January 2016

Ancient secrets of the New Forest have been revealed thanks to high-tech images beamed back by lasers from aircraft.

Multi-million pound scheme enhances New Forest’s world renowned habitats

Multi-million pound scheme enhances New Forest’s world renowned habitats

Published: Monday 25 January 2016

England’s largest environmental improvement scheme has reached its halfway point, after five years of impressive achievements in the New Forest.

Natural England chief executive makes first visit to the New Forest

Natural England chief executive makes first visit to the New Forest

Published: Monday 25 January 2016

James Cross was welcomed by partner organisations on his first visit to the New Forest National Park.