Our aim and vision for the wood as outlined in our management plan is to enhance bio-diversity, build resilience to climate stress at the same time as restoring it as a working woodland with opportunities for education and nature connection. Derbyshire Wild Life Trust has continued to register the woodland as a Local Nature Wildlife Site. Here are examples of the work we have done and the range of surveys undertaken.
We’ve been working with Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT) since 2020. It’s been a rewarding partnership. We’ve been hosting monthly joint volunteer days building “leaky dams” and “spilings” across our water courses which slow the flow of water in high rainfall conditions reducing flooding downstream.