The Charter for Trees, Woods and People

The Woodland Trust along with 48 other organisations are calling for a new national charter for trees to be signed in 2017, the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, signed in 1217 by Henry III. Due to be launched in November 2017, the charter will be created using the shared memories, stories andContinue reading “The Charter for Trees, Woods and People”

How Successful has Environmental Stewardship been in improving the state of nature on Farmland?

On 1st January this year the ‘Countryside Stewardship Scheme’ (CSS) came into force across England as the new environmental management scheme for improving the state of nature on our farms across the nation. Despite its name it is very different to the previous ‘countryside stewardship scheme’ which closed in 2004 (the people at Defra couldContinue reading “How Successful has Environmental Stewardship been in improving the state of nature on Farmland?”

History, Environment and Complexity

I have been away from the blog for a couple of weeks due to a particularly busy period of deadlines and other projects. As a ‘doer’ I tend to fill my life with projects and get involved as much as I can, in so much as I usually always have a few voluntary projects onContinue reading “History, Environment and Complexity”