A Living Landscape is a place where people and wildlife live comfortably alongside each other. It is a place where wildlife is not confined to a few isolated nature reserves but is able to move around amongst us. It is a place where nature thrives and we live better lives because of it.
Too many of Surrey’s hedgerows have disappeared, miles of roads and thousands of houses have appeared and now temperatures are rising. All of which is bad news for our countryside and the animals and plants that depend upon it.
The Living Landscapes working group has been established to work closely with relevant landowners and land managers to bring about large scale enhancement to extensive tracts of countryside. It follows on from the successful Mid Surrey Downs Living Landscapes pilot project, which resulted in a 930 hectare scheme being implemented between Guildford and Dorking.
“Living Landscapes is not a high brow, theoretical, concept that flies over the heads of people. It is a practical way of looking at our everyday lives, taking the natural world and wildlife into account. It’s a different way of thinking that will make a real difference.” Nigel Davenport, Chairman of the Living Landscapes Working Group.
Members of the Living Landscapes Working Group
Chairman – Nigel Davenport, Chief Executive, Surrey Wildlife Trust and Surrey Hills Board Member
Support Officers – Rob Fairbanks, Surrey Hills Director and Pennie King, Grants & Working Group Administrator.
For further information on the Living Landscapes Working Group, please contact Pennie King, Grants & Working Group Administrator on 01372 220 646 or email email@example.com.