Stepping Stones

Restoring habitat networks around the Long Mynd and Stiperstones

This is a partnership project, led by the National Trust.  It is working with farmers and other landowners to connect wildlife habitats by creating stepping stones and corridors to enable wildlife to thrive in the Shropshire Hills.

We are leading on farmer and landowner engagement.  Following a series of one-to-one meetings, 12 farmers and landowners have come together to form the Upper Onny Farmer Group.

This group acts as a sound-board for the Stepping Stones project, especially for the Defra tests and trials for the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS).  This will seek to reward farmers for providing a wider range of environmental and public benefits.

view from Squilver to Prolly Moor, Stepping Stones area

Through ELMS, the project is helping to develop and trial a methodology of whole farm plans to integrate environmental and business advice.

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Please get in touch through our contact us page if you would like more information about our involvement with Stepping Stones.