A rich tapestry of ancient woodlands, wildflower meadows and slow-flowing rivers
The Alun and Chwiler Living Landscape scheme is currently being delivered through the Welsh Government Sustainable Management Scheme. The three-year ‘Woodlands for Water’ project aims to create, connect and enhance habitats within the catchments of the Afon Alun and Afon Chwiler, with a particular focus on woodlands and improving water resource management within the two catchments. The project involves many partner organisations including the Welsh Dee Trust, Tree Shepherds, the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as Flintshire and Denbighshire County Councils.
The scheme promotes sustainable land management approaches and works with farmers and land managers within the river catchments, particularly those looking to improve sustainability on the farm and strengthen the resilience of ecosystems in the face of climate change as well as pests and diseases.
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – Sustainable Management Scheme, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
Aims of the scheme
Improve habitats and their connectivity within the catchments of the Afon Alun and Afon Chwiler, with a focus on woodlands
- Improve water quality and quantity within the two river valleys of the Afon Alun and Afon Chwiler
- Demonstrate and promote a wide range of sustainable land management approaches
- Provide opportunities for local communities to access and learn about the area’s unique wildlife, including volunteering opportunities
- Develop working relationships with a range of project partners and stakeholders
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