BLAGDON CROSS

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Blagdon Cross

Country

England

Current land designations

None

Specific location

North Devon

Year rewilding started

1997

Grid reference

SX369969

Location

Latitude: 50 45 25 N Longitude: 04 19 15 W

Altitude

 

Project Management

Ownership: Plants for a Future;

Management: Plants for a Future

Area under rewilding (hectares)

34ha

Project funding

Charitable donations received by Plants for a Future; Grants from the Forestry Commission;  Initial 25,000 grant for educational activities

Rewilding methods

Natural woodland regeneration- "leave it and see what happens"

Habitats present

Culm grassland (specific to Devon); scrub; woodlands (neglected copse), Italian Elder

Target species

Culm grassland; Marsh and Heath butterflies. Although it is viewed as unsustainable to manage for  specific species

Species reintroductions

None planned. Reintroduction of Barn Owl recently considered but deemed unsustainable

Access to the area

Restricted public access

Links to further information

Plants for a future homepage: www.pfaf.org

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