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Farming for Nature at RSPB Haweswater
Wed 14 June 2017, 10:00 – 15:00 BST
An opportunity to see the work RSPB and United Utilities are doing to integrate improved ecosystem service delivery (biodiversity, flood alleviation, water quality, carbon) with farming. The RSPB are tenants of Swindale and Naddle Farms, which are owned by United Utilities. RSPB are continuing to run the farm, but trialling different management options to see which deliver the greatest public benefit. Several projects which demonstrate this approach have been delivered in Swindale, including a large scale programme of tree planting, moorland grip blocking, hay meadow restoration and river re-meandering.
The day will involve walking around the valley of Swindale to view these projects with plenty of time for discussion. The whole day will be out on site, so please bring suitable attire and a packed lunch. There will be a reasonable amount of walking involved, occasionally over steep terrain.
A public facing management plan summary detailing the RSPB’s work at Haweswater can be downloaded from here