Farmers, landowners and commoners are being asked to share their knowledge of Exmoor National Park’s moorland landscapes for an important review. The 2015 Moorland Units Review will help shape Exmoor National Park priorities and projects for the next 5 years.
Jason Ball, EMLP Scheme Manager said: “Your feedback will shape the 2015 report, which will influence the decision-makers and grant-makers when it comes to supporting Exmoor’s moorland management. If you look after the moorland, or if it important to you, please help us to update this Moorland Units report, which will be an official document for the Exmoor National Park Authority.”
Jason added: “We’ve posted questionnaires and maps to all the moorland managers and farmers we know. So if you should have received something but haven’t, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01398 322164 – or you can do the survey online.”
The Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership comprises a dozen organisations including the National Farmers’ Union, the Exmoor Society, Natural England, Historic England and Exmoor National Park Authority. The review is a partnership project supported by Heritage Lottery Funding as part of the Heart of Exmoor scheme. Please see www.heartofexmoor.org.uk for details.
Do the survey online
The 2015 Moorland Units Review questionnaire is now available online (along with the original 2010 report) to reach a wide audience including farmers, landowners and commoners, Parish Councils, moorland pony herd owners, tourism and leisure providers, and others involved with Exmoor’s moorland. Link here.
Farmers and landowners are already sending in their questionnaires, and meetings are being held to gather the views of moorland managers directly. We are asking other groups to submit their feedback via the website by the end of October.