Mixed Deciduous Woodland: Key objectives
Land owners and managers: follow best practice in managing woodlands for wildlife; take up opportunities to restore or create woodlands where this does not damage other priority habitats.
Natural England: administers countryside stewardship grant schemes for woodland creation or improvement, tree health support, or for preparing a woodland management plan.
Forestry Commission:licenses felling and approves woodland management plans; provides guidelines and sets conditions to protect biodiversity. www.forestry.gov.uk/ewgs.
Woodland Trust: offers advice and offers trees for planting.
Barnsley Council as planning authority: sets conditions in relevant planning applications to ensure that the biodiversity value of woodlands are maintained and enhanced; issues Tree Preservation Orders where appropriate.
Voluntary groups and volunteers: help with woodland management as well as with planting; help with information about condition of woodlands and provide records of wildlife in them.
What is being done?