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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.
Managing Recreation

Managing Recreation

Land Advice Service

Land Advice Service

Higher Level Stewardship

Higher Level Stewardship

Green and blue horizons from city to Forest scheme

Green and blue horizons from city to Forest scheme

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From city to Forest

A new multi-partner scheme which brings an £800,000 investment into the New Forest.

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. Discover the important role the New Forest plays in tackling climate change. Find out about our Net Zero with Nature programme. Join the New Forest Climate and Nature Challenge and get involved.

Climate and nature emergency

Net zero with nature programme

We’re working with our partners and communities towards...

Partnership Plan

Partnership Plan 2021-2026

Your Future New Forest - Draft Partnership Plan...

Partnership Plan

Partnership Plan 2015-2020

The first Management Plan for the New Forest...

Partnership Plan

All national parks have a partnership plan or management plan for their area, to help guide the work of partners with responsibilities and an interest in the national park.

Managing recreation

Managing recreation in the National Park is an important task for a range of local organisations. 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.

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...

Climate and nature emergency

Sustainable communities projects

Since 2006 we have funded sustainability projects within...

Climate and nature emergency

Sustainable transport

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

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. Discover the important role the New Forest plays in tackling climate change. Find out about our Net Zero with Nature programme. Join the New Forest Climate and Nature Challenge and get involved.

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.

Preserving history and culture

Wartime heritage

Few people realise the important role that the...

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...

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.

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...

Landscape partnership

Landscape partnership projects

Our Past, Our Future ended in March 2021....

Landscape partnership

Volunteering

We are always looking for dedicated and passionate...

Landscape partnership

Our Past, Our Future was a five-year landscape partnership scheme which ended in March 2021. It was led by the New Forest National Park Authority with 10 key partners. Here you can read about the scheme and what was achieved. Watch films highlighting the work of OPOF on our YouTube channel.

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