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Conservation

Our work to ensure the National Park is protected and enhanced.

Conserving the Forest

The New Forest has long been recognised as a beautiful place, rich in history and wildlife habitats, and an oasis of calm in a busy world. Its designation as a National Park gives it the highest level of landscape protection and this section covers the work we do to ensure the area is protected and enhanced.
Land Advice Service

Land Advice Service

Rivers and streams

Rivers and streams

Higher Level Stewardship

Higher Level Stewardship

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Protecting nature

Working with our partners to ensure nature is protected in the National Park and given the chance to flourish.

Training

Training

How we use and store your information

How we use and store your information

Biodiversity Action Plan

Biodiversity Action Plan

Franchises Lodge nature reserve

Franchises Lodge nature reserve

Managing recreation

New Forest Dogs Forum

The National Park Authority recognises the many benefits...

Managing recreation

Cycle events

We support cycling in the National Park, whether...

Managing recreation

The most popular activities in the New Forest include walking, cycling and horse riding and the Forest is generally well-equipped to cater for these. We are always looking for ways to help people enjoy the outdoors and to minimise any negative impacts on the local environment or residents.

Climate and nature emergency

We're working with partners to combat the effects of the climate and nature emergencies, and keep the New Forest beautiful and sustainable

Climate and nature emergency

Funded projects

Since 2006 we have funded sustainability projects within...

Climate and nature emergency

Sustainable transport

More than 95% of visitors to the New...

Preserving history and culture

Wartime heritage

Few people realise the important role that the...

Preserving history and culture

The New Forest has a unique history; from royal hunting ground to Napoleonic ship building, salt making to World War Two airfields. The jewels in the National Park’s heritage crown are more than 200 scheduled monuments and 600 listed buildings. Use this section to find out about some of our work to record, protect and share this information with people of all ages and interests, as well as how we protect the area’s heritage through the planning system.

Supporting commoning

The New Forest has a long and proud history of commoning: the system whereby even today certain people have the right to release animals onto the open forest and collect firewood. It has given the forest its mosaic of grazed habitats and influences many aspects of the local communities. The New Forest remains one of the few extensive lowland commons where common rights are still widely practised and a strong commoning culture continues. This section details how we work with partner organisations to enable commoning to thrive alongside rising neighbouring populations, a vibrant and important economy, increased traffic, and higher land and house prices.

Supporting commoning

Support and advice

Through the New Forest Land Advice Service (NFLAS),...

Supporting commoning

Stopping petting of animals

Feeding ponies causes serious issues in the New...

Landscape partnership

Training

The Building Skills project The National Park Authority...

Landscape partnership

Landscape partnership projects

The Our Past, Our Future scheme is made...

Landscape partnership

We are restoring lost habitats, developing Forest skills and inspiring a new generation to champion and care for the New Forest. The five year scheme involves 21 projects and is being led by the New Forest National Park Authority with 10 key partners - contact us.

Green Halo Partnership

Our vision is to be a global exemplar of how our most precious landscapes can work in harmony with a thriving, economically successful community. We bring together businesses, universities, charities and communities to ensure our world class environment in and around the New Forest National Park flourishes as an integral part of our wider area's thriving economy and society. Join us Find out how you and your organisation can get involved on the Green Halo Partnership website.

Green Halo Partnership

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With greater understanding about natural capital and the...

Green Halo Partnership

Our natural resources

The term 'natural capital' is used to describe...

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