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Find information about Countryside Stewardship options, capital items and supplements
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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
How to identify, prevent spread and dispose of Japanese knotweed.
A pioneering new fund to drive private investment in nature and tackle climate change has been awarded to 27 projects
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the permanent grassland with very low inputs (outside SDAs) option.
Read the manual and guidance to help you apply for a Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) and Wildlife Offers agreement starting on 1 January 2022
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the flower-rich margins and plots option.
How to stop harmful weeds spreading onto land used for grazing livestock or growing crops, how to dispose of them and how to report them if they’ve spread.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the winter bird food option.
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
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the legume and herb-rich swards option.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the management of hedgerows option.
Open and closed season for hunting, what you can use and the wildlife you can hunt
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the nectar flower mix option.
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.
Responsibilities for visitors to the countryside and those who manage the land.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the 4m to 6m buffer strip on cultivated land option.
How to identify, control and dispose of invasive non-native plants that can harm the environment.
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