Higher Level Stewardship
Europe's largest agri-environment scheme
Europe’s largest agri-environment scheme designed to restore and enhance internationally-important habitats in the New Forest is making a real difference on the ground.
The New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme – £19m of European money over 10 years – was announced in March 2010.
It was the result of a successful bid from a partnership between the Verderers, Commoners, New Forest National Park Authority, the Forestry Commission and Natural England.
The New Forest HLS funds:
- The maintenance and restoration of internationally-important habitats for wildlife
- The historic practice of commoning and the Verderers, who administer the Forest’s unique agricultural commoning practices which maintain the New Forest landscape
- Improved access to and education about the area’s unique environment.
For more details, visit the HLS website at www.hlsnewforest.org.uk.
Pages in Higher Level Stewardship (1 of 2)
- Europe's largest agri-environment scheme (you are here)
- HLS Achievements