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Wildlife and Hedges

Wildlife and Hedges

Why survey hedges? a comprehensive review of ‘Good practice for hedgerow management’ By Susan Stangroom Biodiversity Officer, North Somerset Council Hedges are important wildlife refuges and corridors. Those of value for wildlife need to be identified to encourage biodiversity. With climate change causing variations in wildlife populations, it is important to have a ‘baseline’against which these variations can be measured. Hedges make a significant contribution to the landscape character of the English countryside. Locations of veteran trees need to be established. Historical…

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A Sustainable Community in Nailsea

A Sustainable Community in Nailsea

With a rapidly increasing population, the natural resources of this planet are being used at an accelerating rate. If consumption can be slowed, it is less likely that the outcome will be harsh. Although our future is largely in the hands of politicians, much can be achieved by changing our individual life-styles, acting by example, ‘thinking globally and acting locally’. There are many ways in which this might be achieved, and the following list gives examples. While most of these…

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