Practical Help

Where can I get support with managing my land for conservation or public goods?

The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for advice on any topic including environment-related queries. Contact the North office here.
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The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for advice on any topic including environment-related queries. Contact the North office here.
CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of subjects including environmental topics.
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CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of subjects including environmental topics.
The CLA’s national Environment and Land Use team also offers advice to members on a number of relevant topics.
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The CLA’s national Environment and Land Use team also offers advice to members on a number of relevant topics.
Fera offers a number of services to farmers to help them protect bees and other pollinators. Find out more here.
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Fera offers a number of services to farmers to help them protect bees and other pollinators. Find out more here.
Howardian Hills AONB offers a free Land Management service to farmers in the AONB, offering practical advice on the conversation management of farmland and woods.
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Howardian Hills AONB offers a free Land Management service to farmers in the AONB, offering practical advice on the conversation management of farmland and woods.
Howardian Hills AONB also offer advice on protecting wildlife and biodiversity and features of the historic environment (e.g. lime kilns, mills etc). Details available here.
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Howardian Hills AONB also offer advice on protecting wildlife and biodiversity and features of the historic environment (e.g. lime kilns, mills etc). Details available here.
Howardian Hills AONB will soon be offering a half day’s free information and advice on the Countryside Stewardship scheme to farmers in the area - get in touch via their contact page for more information.
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Howardian Hills AONB will soon be offering a half day’s free information and advice on the Countryside Stewardship scheme to farmers in the area - get in touch via their contact page for more information.
The NFU gives its members access to environmental experts both locally and nationally. Contact NFU CallFirst or the NFU North East office for more information. 
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The NFU gives its members access to environmental experts both locally and nationally. Contact NFU CallFirst or the NFU North East office for more information. 
The NFU was involved in creating the industry-led partnership Championing the Farmed Environment. Their website contains training information and advice on environmental management.
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The NFU was involved in creating the industry-led partnership Championing the Farmed Environment. Their website contains training information and advice on environmental management.
Nidderdale AONB offers farmers in the Nidderdale area free advice and training on reducing pollution as part of the River Nidd Catchment Sensitive Farming Partnership.
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Nidderdale AONB offers farmers in the Nidderdale area free advice and training on reducing pollution as part of the River Nidd Catchment Sensitive Farming Partnership.
Nidderdale AONB supports two industry-led farmer groups based in Upper Nidderdale and the River Skell Catchment which organise training events, practical demonstrations and farm visits.
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Nidderdale AONB supports two industry-led farmer groups based in Upper Nidderdale and the River Skell Catchment which organise training events, practical demonstrations and farm visits.
With support from the Prince’s Countryside Fund, Askham Bryan and Nethergill Associates, the AONB can help farmers in the Nidderdale area with preparing business and environment plans.
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With support from the Prince’s Countryside Fund, Askham Bryan and Nethergill Associates, the AONB can help farmers in the Nidderdale area with preparing business and environment plans.
The North York Moors National Park is actively seeking farmers to plant new native woodland. Advice, grants and payments are available. Contact conversation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
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The North York Moors National Park is actively seeking farmers to plant new native woodland. Advice, grants and payments are available. Contact conversation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
Advice and some funds are available from the North York Moors National Park Authority to protect priority species and habitats. More information via conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
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Advice and some funds are available from the North York Moors National Park Authority to protect priority species and habitats. More information via conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
Advice and limited funds are available from the North York Moors National Park Authority to go towards the conservation of some trees and ancient field boundaries (hedgerows and dry stone walls). Contact tbs@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
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Advice and limited funds are available from the North York Moors National Park Authority to go towards the conservation of some trees and ancient field boundaries (hedgerows and dry stone walls). Contact tbs@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
The North York Moors National Park Authority has developed a programme of discretionary grants targeted at achieving bigger and better habitats in the National Park area which cannot be delivered by other funding sources. Email conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk for more information.
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The North York Moors National Park Authority has developed a programme of discretionary grants targeted at achieving bigger and better habitats in the National Park area which cannot be delivered by other funding sources. Email conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk for more information.
For issues with managing protected heather moorland areas within the North York Moors National Park contact conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
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For issues with managing protected heather moorland areas within the North York Moors National Park contact conservation@northyorkmoors.org.uk.
The Tye Trophy recognises the contribution of Farmers in Yorkshire and the North East, to conservation and environmental improvement in a commercial farming environment. Contact jayned@yas.co.uk for more details.
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The Tye Trophy recognises the contribution of Farmers in Yorkshire and the North East, to conservation and environmental improvement in a commercial farming environment. Contact jayned@yas.co.uk for more details.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority offers free visits to farms in the National Park area to explain the range of grants available and how to apply for them. This includes the Countryside Stewardship scheme, Hedgerow and Boundaries grants and the Water Capital grant. More details here.
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The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority offers free visits to farms in the National Park area to explain the range of grants available and how to apply for them. This includes the Countryside Stewardship scheme, Hedgerow and Boundaries grants and the Water Capital grant. More details here.
Some areas of The Yorkshire Dales National Park are classified as a priority area for Catchment Sensitive Farming, for which grants are available. More details here.
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Some areas of The Yorkshire Dales National Park are classified as a priority area for Catchment Sensitive Farming, for which grants are available. More details here.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority offers information about High Nature Value farming. Read more here.
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The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority offers information about High Nature Value farming. Read more here.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority can offer free visits to help farmers with advice on creating new woodlands, managing existing woodlands and advice on protected trees and tree health. More details here.
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The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority can offer free visits to help farmers with advice on creating new woodlands, managing existing woodlands and advice on protected trees and tree health. More details here.
The Wensleydale Project can help farmers in the area with sustainable water and soil management, protect wildlife and preserve hill farming traditions. More details available here.
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The Wensleydale Project can help farmers in the area with sustainable water and soil management, protect wildlife and preserve hill farming traditions. More details available here.
Brown & Co employs specialist environmental advisors to support farming clients. Contact Robert.Meadley@brown-co.com for more details.
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Brown & Co employs specialist environmental advisors to support farming clients. Contact Robert.Meadley@brown-co.com for more details.
iCASP runs workshops to help address the region’s catchment management issues. They bring together stakeholders and researchers to build connections, share ideas and design solutions. Sign up to their mailing list here to stay informed.
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iCASP runs workshops to help address the region’s catchment management issues. They bring together stakeholders and researchers to build connections, share ideas and design solutions. Sign up to their mailing list here to stay informed.
iCASP is working with the National Trust and Yorkshire Dales National Park on ‘Payment for Outcomes’ pilot sites. These trials will inform Defra’s new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS). You can read more about this project here.
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iCASP is working with the National Trust and Yorkshire Dales National Park on ‘Payment for Outcomes’ pilot sites. These trials will inform Defra’s new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS). You can read more about this project here.
iCASP is developing other projects that are seeking to inform the design of ELMS.
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iCASP is developing other projects that are seeking to inform the design of ELMS.
ADAS’ agriculture consultants can identify practical opportunities for enhancing the environmental and biodiversity value of your farmland. They can provide assistance with applications to existing agri-environment schemes and are working on a number of payment for ecosystem services projects at policy and implementation level. Contact Fiona Tweedie on fiona.tweedie@adas.co.uk or call Fiona on 07766441934 for more information.
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ADAS’ agriculture consultants can identify practical opportunities for enhancing the environmental and biodiversity value of your farmland. They can provide assistance with applications to existing agri-environment schemes and are working on a number of payment for ecosystem services projects at policy and implementation level. Contact Fiona Tweedie on fiona.tweedie@adas.co.uk or call Fiona on 07766441934 for more information.
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust can offer financial support to farmers who are interested in planting trees or wildflower hay meadows on their land. If you are based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park or the surrounding area and are looking to increase biodiversity or support natural flood management etc contact info@ydmt.org.
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Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust can offer financial support to farmers who are interested in planting trees or wildflower hay meadows on their land. If you are based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park or the surrounding area and are looking to increase biodiversity or support natural flood management etc contact info@ydmt.org.