959:Environmental management – re-wilding

This paper is summarised from Chapter 14 of the Natural England Research Report NERR030, ‘Environmental impacts of land management’.

Year of Publication2010

Some of the changes resulting from allowing natural processes a freer rein may lead to more diverse and interesting, albeit different, landscapes and wildlife and potential benefits in carbon storage, recreation and tourism, water quality and flood mitigation and cost-saving. Eventually landscape character would change to a more wooded aspect and access may be restricted if there is dense growth

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