Conserving Dartmoor

The scheme is delivering projects to help share and maintain the skills to look after Dartmoor for future generations. This will include the launch of the “Dartmoor Diploma”; a formal qualification which will help people gain these skills.

Chagford Hut Circle
Volunteering

This project will provide a coordinated approach so that volunteers have a central point of contact for the scheme to help them find the right opportunities to get involved in.

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Otter survey
EcoSkills-Conservation Assistants

A training programme for new graduates (or industrial placement students) to develop their vocational experience. Trainees will be offered a year’s tailored formal training that includes key vocational qualifications (e.g. for chainsaw and pesticides application) as well as the opportunity to obtain a Dartmoor Diploma in Landscape Conservation level II or III. Although the traineeships will be on a voluntary basis, a small bursary will be awarded to help with travel and subsistence costs.

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Hedge Laying Training
Heritage Skills Training

This project will deliver a diverse programme of training to meet the needs identified within the Moor than meets the eye Skills Audit. It will help to address the risks to the landscape heritage of changing farming practices and the loss of traditional skills, whilst also encompassing business and tourism aspects within its scope.

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Repaired Wall
Ancient boundaries, modern farming

A grant scheme to help repair significant walls and gateways which are clearly visible from the highway or well used access routes. Interpretation to raise public awareness of the importance of respecting stone walls. There has been a gradual deterioration over decades of Dartmoor’s stone walls due to weather, careless clambering by visitors and government grants favouring fencing over stone wall restoration.

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Poundsgate Repair
Ponies, Pounds and Driftways

A project to work with pony keepers on Dartmoor and to identify and implement repairs to a number of pounds and driftways. The Dartmoor pony reflects a vital part of the human story of Dartmoor. They were initially used to transport goods and latterly, with their selective grazing of moorland, they play a vital role in maintaining a variety of habitats and supporting wildlife.

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Students on a field trip
Conservation Apprentices

This project will deliver two 2 year conservation apprentices working alongside the DNPA Conservation Works Team and Rangers to deliver practical conservation and access related work on the ground and engage with the public.

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WANTED - People to form a Community Stakeholders' Group

Our Community Stakeholders' Group is still on the lookout for new members to advise the Moor than meets the eye Landscape Partnership Board of the views of the local community and a variety of user groups in the delivery of the Scheme until 2019.

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Ancient boundaries, modern farming

A grant scheme to help repair significant walls and gateways which are clearly visible from the highway or well used access routes. Interpretation to raise public awareness of the importance of respecting stone walls. There has been a gradual deterioration over decades of Dartmoor’s stone walls due to weather, careless clambering by visitors and government grants favouring fencing over stone wall restoration.

Read more

Heritage Skills Training

This project will deliver a diverse programme of training to meet the needs identified within the Moor than meets the eye Skills Audit. It will help to address the risks to the landscape heritage of changing farming practices and the loss of traditional skills, whilst also encompassing business and tourism aspects within its scope.

Read more

Last update: 25 Jan 2017 9:23am