We try to create a patchwork of biodiversity and wildlife corridors across Penwith Moors by carrying out small controlled burns , bracken and gorse control and re-introducing extensive (as opposed to intensive) conservation grazing
Often called field burning was traditionally done over thousands of years to control the spread of scrub and to release land for grazing, it also reduces the risk of large destructive wild fires.
Bracken poses many health threats to livestock and humans , it also undermines our ancient, very abundant archaeology. Contact us for further information
We have pedigree Dartmoor and Shetland Ponies which will, and have been used on several West Cornwall conservation sites
The conservation grazing abilities of the Whitebred Shorthorn and their appeal to our community has been outstanding
We can help H.L.S. agreement holders fulfil the land management prescriptions that are written into their ten year H.L.S. agreements.
About Controlled Burns
Sadly over the last 60 to 100 years an almost tradition has developed in West Penwith of burning large areas of moorland and hillsides with wild fires which are very destructive to all wildlife as they travel with the wind. Through H.L.S prescription requirements this bad practice is discouraged in favor of encouraging the use of small controlled burns which are set against the wind resulting in very light burns rather than deep damaging "scorched earth "fires -. The successful results of controlled burns can now be seen all over West Penwith as Farmers and contractors adopt this best practice. Gerald Babcock is a member of The Cornwall Countryside Strategic Management Group which is run by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and other important rural bodies.
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