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, and community consultation. 

view from Squilver to Prolly Moor, Stepping Stones area

A series of community meeting have been held, click on the report below for details:

Community Consultation Report

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 project.  They are also taking part in Defra's tests and trials for the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), which is seeking to reward farmers for providing a wider range of environmental and public benefits.  Through ELMS, Stepping Stones is helping to develop and trial a methodology of whole farm plans to integrate environmental and business advice.

Learn more about Stepping Stones

 

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