Ecologist Rupert Higgins joined our Chair, Susan, to lead a walk explaining the recommendations in Troopers Hill's new, ten-year conservation management plan. The plan is being produced thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of our Ways to Nature Project.
This walk was aimed at anyone with an interest in Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve who wants to help protect this very special wildlife habitat and understand why work is being done.
The new conservation management plan builds on earlier plans that defined the conservation work to be carried out until 2017.
The recommendations are similar to the earlier plans, but take into account the changing conditions on the Hill and the changed structures in Bristol City Council.
As described on the walk, and also thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, works will be carried this winter, focusing on three priority areas identified in drafting the new plan, they are described here:
Priority scrub clearance winter 2018/19