Catch up with what the Biopshere Reserve Team have been doing during August.....


'Life's Journey' project gets go ahead form HLF

Heritage Lottery Fund approve “Life’s Journey”. The Fund has allocated over £40,000 towards this project to improve access to cultural heritage features linked by the Tarka Trail between Torrington and Fremington. We expect to start the project in October 2011.  For further details contact Matt Edworthy.

Biosphere Action Week

The programme for Biosphere Action Week is in place.  These community activities explore the value of forests, woods and trees and will take place between the 15th and 23rd of October. Have a look at the activities planned for Biosphere Action Week. Activities include: charcoal making, den building, wild cooking, wood carving, guided nature walks and more.

The Tarka Trail

Local Youth Offending Teams are helping to manage the Trail by working at some of the picnic and amenity sites between Meeth and Braunton. This illustrates the social benefits that the Trail can deliver as part of a sustainable management programme. A new Management Plan for the 165 mile Tarka Trail has been drafted and sets out this sustainable approach for the next ten years. Final discussions are underway with Trail managers to resolve any outstanding issues and we hope to have the Plan adopted by the end of the year.
 
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Sustainable Farming Awards 2011

The Biosphere Sustainable Farming Award for 2011 has been awarded to Robin and Rex Milton of Partridge Arms Farm, West Anstey, near South Molton.  Paul Cottington, SW NFU Environmental Adviser explains. "Partridge Arms Farm is special because it shows us exactly how you can make the best bits of land do a little more whilst letting the rest focus on wildlife and resource protection." The award was presented on 8th September. More.

Silver Threads

Silver threads forming a vital link: The third in the “Biosphere jewels” series of articles on the habitats of the Reserve is published in the North Devon Journal. Read this article and previous Biodiversity Features on our website.

Kynoch's LNR Approved

Approval has been given to create a new Local Nature Reserve in Bideford at Kynocks. The Reserve includes areas of salt marsh and estuary and will protect these valuable habitats. There will be an official opening on October 21st. Contact Tom Hynes for further details.
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