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How to identify, stop the spread and dispose of Japanese knotweed in England.
Manuals explain the scheme rules and How to apply guides will help you with your application
Report a dead or injured animal such as a badger, fox or domestic pet found on the road
Read the manual and guidance to help you apply for a Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) and Wildlife Offers agreements starting on 1 January 2023.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the permanent grassland with very low inputs (outside SDAs) option.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the winter bird food option.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the legume and herb-rich swards option.
Responsibilities for visitors to the countryside and those who manage the land.
Open and closed season for hunting, what you can use and the wildlife you can hunt
Find out how you can control pests on your property - help from professionals, methods you can and cannot use, protecting wildlife, getting a wildlife licence
When you need consent for a proposed operation or management change on land in a SSSI and how to apply.
As the owner or occupier of land with a public right of way across it, you must keep the route visible and not obstruct or endanger users.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the flower-rich margins and plots option.
Read the guidance to help you make your claim for payment using the Rural Payments service or using a claim form.
Rights of way and right to roam - access rights of way, open access and permissive access land, use common lands, the Countryside Code, report problems
What you must do to avoid harming birds and when you’ll need a licence.
Get help to improve water and air quality, and reduce flood risk on agricultural land.
Use these documents to meet the requirements for an Entry Level Stewardship (ELS), Organic ELS, Uplands ELS or Higher Level Stewardship agreement.
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