The Woodland Trust’s latest Wood Wise publication focuses on conservation grazing by a range of species. There are a number of case studies from different organisations to show best practice and share experiences.
Cattle, sheep, goats, ponies and pigs can all be used to graze, browse or root in woodland and open space habitats. If properly managed, these actions can increase the structural diversity of such habitats, improve biodiversity of flora and fauna, restore land, and preserve important archaeology.
The case studies within Wood Wise look at each of these grazers and how their individual attributes can best be used to achieve desired outcomes. Along with work by the Woodland Trust, there are also welcomed contributions from the Neroche Project, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Wyre Community Land Trust.