HAFREN FOREST

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Hafren Forest

Country

Wales

Current land designations

None

Specific location

Llanidloes, Powys

Year rewilding started

2003

Grid reference

SN857869

Location

Latitude: 52 28 05 N Longitude: 03 41 02 W

Altitude

Project Management

Ownership: Welsh Assembly Government;

Management:Forestry Commission

Area under rewilding (hectares)

Unknown

Project funding

Forestry Commission (governmental funding)

Rewilding methods

Spruce removal (mechanical flailing), replanting with local native stock (willow cutting) along riparian buffer zones, drain blockage to create wetland habitat and ponds

Habitats present

Native woodlands along riparian zones, first rotation spruce plants, open spaces after clear-felling

Target species

Otters, red grouse, dipper, trout

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

Llanidloes website: www.llanidloes.com/hafren_forest/index.html

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