SPOUSE'S VALE

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Spouse's Vale

Country

England

Current land designations

Arger Fen SSSI

Specific location

Suffolk

Year rewilding started

2005

Grid reference

TL936363

Location

Latitude: 51 59 29 N Longitude: 00 49 06 E

Altitude

Project Management

Ownership: Sussex Wildlife Trust (Legacy gift)

Management: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Area under rewilding (hectares)

30ha

Project funding

Funds raised through membership donations and through individuals sponsoring areas of woodland (raised 20,000), Grant from the Forestry Commission

Rewilding methods

Natural regeneration between two fragments of ancient woodland (Spouse's Vale and Arger Fen) through allowing seeds to take hold; Some rabbit and deer fencing to restrict access; Planting of native tree species

Habitats present

Ancient Woodlands with rides and glades, Fen Meadow

Target species

Native tree species, Door Mouse

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access except meadows

Links to further information

Suffolk WT project description: www.suffolkwildlife.co.uk/nr/sites/spous.htm

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