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New Forest National Park

Location:New Forest

Habitats:Broad-leaved woodland & Scrub

Livestock:Various breeds and types of livestock

In brief:Large, multi-functional, multi-objective landscape of broadleaved and conifer woodlands and extensively grazed heathlands, acid and neutral grasslands, with multiple commoners with the full range of rights.

Contact:New Forest National Park Authority

Tel:01590 646600

Email:enquiries@newforestnpa.gov.uk

Weblink:www.newforestnpa.gov.uk www.newforestcommoners.co.uk


The area has all the nature conservation and archaeological designations and public access. There is an innovative Countryside Stewardship Scheme involving all commoners who could opt in or out.

The Forestry Commission are the key landowners and managers but there are multiple stakeholders. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust run several projects in and around the area, including the Forest Friendly Farming Project that works with farmers and commoners to improve the sustainable management of their holdings (as opposed to the common land).

Grazing is predominantly with beef cattle and New Forest type ponies.