How can we protect and regenerate our local biodiversity? Find out more about our regeneration projects below!
Our current intensive farming system is a major contributor to soil degradation and biodiversity loss in the UK. In order to regenerate our soil and natural environment, we need to move towards more nature-friendly farming systems. Check out the Soil Association's website for more information on organic farming and agroforestry.
ARTICLE: Gardening Sustainably by Lucy Carmody
Gardening can be a great addition to a more sustainable lifestyle, particularly if you garden with wildlife and biodiversity in mind. From planting more trees, collecting rainwater and reducing your plastic consumption, there are lots of ways you can improve your impact on the planet. Check out some top tips for gardening sustainably!
According to Dacorum Borough Council, the woodland around the village will be protected by a 500m exclusion zone following a report published March 2022 by Footprint Ecology. The exclusion zone will be established as a mitigation strategy to help protect valuable habitats and wildlife that have been under increasing pressures recently. This will directly impact residential development and visitor management in the local area as well as inform the Council’s Local Plan (2020) going forward. This has been put in place in particular due to the fact that Ashridge Commons and Woods is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Chilterns Beechwoods are part of a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
Local residents have been helping maintain the village pond for decades however strengthening its biodiversity has become a key concern. Members of the ASC Nature team have set up a survey to evaluate the situation and find out the location of other ponds in the local area (i.e. in gardens, green spaces).
Projects we'd like to grow with your help!
Make Aldbury the most biodiverse parish in the country - got any ideas or you are already working on projects? Get in touch!
Tree planting in the allotments - working with the National Trust to support their sapling projects