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1 Moor Trees Restoring wild, native woodland on Dartmoor Adam Griffin Wildwoods Service Manager

2 Charity since 2000 Planted 8ha, planned 15ha Supplied 2k, sown 20k 1000’s of volunteers Community lead Towards the Wild conference 1999 Moor Trees

3 Dartmoor National Park

4 Dartmoor National Park Protected landscape 95,400 ha Moorland 47% Common land 38% 1,000 Ancient Monuments SSSIs 27% SAC sites Dartmoor BAP 32 key species 20 key habitats 20 Action Plans

5 DNPA management plan: 2001 vision statement The wildness of remote moorland remains undiminished, heather is recovering and past physical and ecological damage has been repaired. Farming remains the principal land use, and is always maintaining and enhancing the character and wildlife interest of the landscape. Ownership Duchy of Cornwall: 29% DNPA: 1.5% Multi-stakeholder Cultural landscape nearly achieved World Heritage Site status Over 1 million visitors per year Dartmoor National Park Multi-interest Landscape

6 Threats: Size Management Global warming DNP has some good protected remnants Linking & expanding Ancient Woodland 2.8% left in fragmented remnants

7 Free service to landowners Grant information Free trees Volunteer help Conservation advice Wildwoods Service

8 Wildwoods Service 20-year protection agreement Wildlife objectives Non-native control Browsing protection Management Plan Ecological restoration

9 Seeds To Saplings Ecological restoration Collecting only from ASNW sites 8 community nurseries

10 Involving Locals, groups and students Over 1,000 volunteer days last year Giving, learning, sharing tea and cake! Active Communities

11 Promoting Conservation Encouraging Restoration Traditional storytelling Walks and talks Lectures Environmental Education

12 Schools Skills & training Partnerships Awards Community Links Engaging People

13 Tree dedications CSR COS Sponsorship Partnerships Environmental Enterprise

14 Cutting edge conservation Unique Innovative Inspiring Next Steps Develop key partnerships Sustainable funding & growth Look to Natural Networks beyond DNP Environmental Enterprise

15 Moor Trees Adam Griffin


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