The Welsh Government has recently launched its Glastir Woodland Management scheme. This forestry grant scheme replaces the woodland/forestry management element of the now closed Better Woodlands for Wales scheme.
The objective of the current scheme is primarily aimed at improving the biodiversity within the woodland. Welsh Government is being encouraged to support commercial activities within woodland but it is unlikely this objective will be met until the new Rural Development Plan is launched in 2014.
To help deliver the Glastir objectives grants are available for:
· Infrastructure, e.g. tracks and timber loading areas
· Boundary work, e.g. stock fencing
· Vegetation management
· Protected and priority species
· Pest control
· Public access
Expressions of Interest to enter the scheme must be submitted by the 30th March 2012. If you are interested in the scheme and would like more information please contact us via the following link: http://www.bronwin.co.uk/contact.aspx.
Information about the scheme can also be found on the Welsh Government website at: http://wales.gov.uk/topics/environmentcountryside/farmingandcountryside/farming/glastirhome/glastirwoodlandelement/?lang=en.