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By providing free advice to farmers and other landowners we are helping to make a county rich in wildlife. Our Conservation Team can offer advice on a range of issues such as:

  • creation and maintenance of field margins
  • establishing and managing hedgerows
  • wetland creation and management
  • simple management practices to benefit wildlife
  • provision of foraging opportunities and nesting habitat for farmland birds
  • grassland management and creation
  • heathland management and creation

Barn owls and bats:
Bats have National and European protection throughout the year, and barn owls are specially protected when breeding. Both can occur in farm buildings.
We can help you stay within the law as well as offer advice on nesting boxes to encourage these species to roost and breed on your land.

Agri-environment schemes:
As well as providing general advice we can also help with the completion of Environmental Stewardship Scheme and England Woodland Grant Scheme applications, and can also advise you on the best options for your land to integrate wildlife conservation with your farming regimes.

Farmland Birds:
Two simple and effective ways to help farmland birds are supplementary winter feeding and the provision of nest boxes. Through our Bed and Breakfast for Farmland Birds scheme, we can provide subsidised feed hoppers and boxes and advice on where to site them.

Hedgerows are a valuable source of food and shelter for a variety of birds, mammals and insects. The Wildlife Trust can offer you management tips to make sure your hedgerows maintain and increase their wildlife value.

Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC)
Sometimes called Wildlife Sites, SINC is a non-statutory designation that recognises important habitats with scarce fauna and flora and provides greater protection from development. At present there are approximately 1,400 in Nottinghamshire including all types of habitat with high biodiversity quality. SINCs have historically been notified mainly because of their plants, but are now being selected for birds, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies and moths. Agri-environment schemes must target appropriate management of SINCs and NWT can advise on appropriate management for SINC designations.

For further information on SINC designation contact:
Nottinghamshire Biological and Geological Records Centre (NBGRC),
Nottingham Natural History Museum,
Wollaton Park, Nottingham NG8 2AE.
Tel: 0115 915 3909

For advice and information from our Conservation Team contact:

Janice Bradley
Tel:  0115 958 8242
email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

We can also offer a range of specialist ecological surveys and environmental impact assessments through our consultancy arm EMEC Ecology


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