This section outlines some of the results to date of the restoration work. As is typical of such large scale restoration projects, the first year has been largely devoted to preparatory actions with the bulk of the physical restoration works scheduled to occur over the remaining three years.
Here are the results of the project restoration works. For a more detailed report on project results, read the "Technical Final Report" from the Publications Section.
Results Of Woodland Restoration Undertaken 2006-2009
|Restoration Techniques (2006-2009)||Target||Completed|
|Land Managers Training Courses including In-House||4||20|
|Expert Advice Received (Consultant)||1||3|
|Development of Site Action Plans||9||9|
|Project Results Booklet *||10,000||5,000|
|Project Information Brochure||15,000||15,000 distributed|
|Design and Maintain Project Website||1||1|
|Fell non-native conifers to recycle||146.1 hectares||295.4 hectares|
|Fell non-native broadleaves to recycle||199.8 hectares||365.6 hectares|
|Removal of invasive exotic shrubs||550.8 hectares||550.8 hectares|
|Propagation and planting of yew||33.5 hectares||55.7 hectares|
|Fencing **||29,500 metres||14,485 metres|
|Install ecological quadrats||54||57|
|Removal of natural regeneration of exotics||550.8 hectares||550.8 hectares|
|Maintenance of fencing and trespass control||426.4 hectares||543.9 hectares|
|Vegetation management of yew sites||33.5 hectares||55.7 hectares|
|Ecological monitoring||550.8 hectares||550.8 hectares|
|Hydrological monitoring||147.0 hectares||147.0 hectares|
|Guided Woodland Walks||9||16|
|Signage at Woodland Entrances||3||17|
|Project Management Group Meetings||16||16|
|Advisory Panel Meetings||4||4|
|Reports to EU||4||4|
|After LIFE Conservation Plan||1||1|
* Results Booklet: It was agreed by the project management group that an online version of the results was created to reduce paper usage and reduce the print numbers originally planned.
** Fencing: Ecological surveys conducted during the project showed that original fencing plans were not required. Results were approved by project management group.