Tag Archives: woodland trust

SOS: Save the historically significant Smithy Wood

Our ‘Save Smithy Wood’ campaign has revealed some of the fascinating history of this wood under threat. Thank you to Melvyn Jones for our latest guest blog -Melvyn is a geographer turned landscape historian and was appointed Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam … Continue reading

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HS2, round 2

So we are barely out of the draft Environmental Statement consultation for Phase 1 of High Speed 2 and Boom! We are launched into the Y route consultation. The Y route is the section of HS2 that will link up … Continue reading

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Mr Pickles, what have you done!

When you set out to fight against loss of ancient woodland, you know you are the underdog. No amount of words from a ‘greenest Government ever’ will reassure you that ancient woodland will be protected under changing planning policies. No … Continue reading

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HS2: threatened communities come together

On Saturday 29th June our campaigning team took part in the StopHS2 Convention, an event aimed at community groups affected by the planned route. Based at the Staffordshire Showground, the irony was not lost on anyone that the beautiful site … Continue reading

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Making our woods more resilient – tapping in to the insight of experts…

My head is still full of new ideas, information and insights from our conference on Thursday 27th June on “Chalara, Other Threats and Resilient Woodland Landscapes”. The Woodland Trust set the event up, working with Defra, to bring together a … Continue reading

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The state we’re in?

The report State of Nature  published this week by twenty five  conservation bodies paints a worrying picture of the decline of wildlife in the UK over the past 40-50 years. While there have been great individual success stories such as … Continue reading

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New environmental indicators announced

You may have missed it; yesterday the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs launched the England Natural Environment Indicators. Yeah, we all go, what? Why? Well the why is easy to answer, the Coalition Government in the Natural … Continue reading

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