Project Summary: Conservation

Project Summary: Conservation

  • Volunteers weeding out Himalayan Balsam
    Volunteers weeding out Himalayan Balsam
  • Volunteers restoring a dry stone wall
    Volunteers restoring a dry stone wall

Conserving the Picturesque

The Our Picturesque Landscape Project is undertaking a scheme of sustainable woodland management work around the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to carefully reveal some of the key views of and from the World Heritage Site. The thinning work will ensure there is a mixture of native species and a varied age structure of trees which will benefit the wildlife, trees and plants within the woodlands. This is part of a wider programme of revealing key views of the world heritage site and encouraging biodiversity in particular around Pontcysyllte, Chirk and Horseshoe Falls.

The project will also seek innovative solutions to reducing congestion, access and erosion issues at some of our most fragile sites.

Did You Know?

During year one of the project, 671 hours of conservation volunteering took place.

There are eleven projects within the theme of conserving the picturesque, which include managing some of the invasive species that have begun to dominate the landscape, and also restoring wildlife corridors which allow the native flora and fauna to flourish.

The Countryside Grant Scheme is an initiative supported by the Our Picturesque Landscape project to help fund local projects that endeavour to not only protect but also enhance the project area. Local projects that include hedge and pond restoration, tree planting, woodland or heathland management, or enhancement of ancient wetland could benefit from the fund. Find out more by visiting our grants page.



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