Barnsley Biodiversity Trust logo Barnsley Biodiversity Trust: Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. DRAFT Last Updated February 2019

Roles:

Land owners and managers: follow best practice in managing their Wet Woodlands for wildlife; take up opportunities to restore or create Wet Woodlands.


Natural England: administers countryside stewardship grant schemes for woodland creation or improvement, tree health support, or for preparing woodland management plan.


Forestry Commission:licenses felling and approves woodland management plans; provides guidelines and sets conditions to protect biodiversity.


Woodland Trust: offers advice.


Environment Agency: assess areas in which woodland creation would reduce flood risk.


Barnsley Council as planning authority: sets conditions in planning applications to ensure that the biodiversity value of woodlands are maintained and enhanced; issues Tree Preservation Orders where appropriate.


Voluntary groups and volunteers: help with woodland management and planting; help with information about the condition of woodlands and provide records of wildlife.

Wet Woodland: Key objectives    [see actions below]

What is being done


Proposed actions

Marking progress

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