Wilder Blean Woods Complex
The acquisition and restoration over time of 1500ha of wood pasture, wet woodland and broadleaved woodland through natural regeneration. Linked to the pioneering first use of European bison as woodland graziers in the UK.
Wilder Blean Landscape Project
The Wilder Blean Landscape Project, is an exciting long-term project to connect the core woodland reserves in the Blean complex, North of Canterbury through the acquisition and reversion of 1550 Ha of predominantly poor or moderate arable land to broadleaved woodland or wood pasture. The project is split into several sub-elements based upon discrete land acquisition opportunities– invest now to support this rolling, long-term programme.
This supports the Kent Wildlife Trust led vision for a Wilder Blean – the largest broad-leaved woodland complex in Southern England.
Using (re)wilding opportunities and natural regeneration to connect up existing woodland through a network of naturally restored woodland and wood pasture habitat with low-intensity grazing; including with European bison. Re-naturalising of water features and longer-term the reintroduction of species including beavers to provide more wetting of the site, pine marten and red squirrel. This creation of a resilient, connected landscape of diverse habitats, woodland, wood pasture and wetlands will ensure the richness of this landscape for wildlife and provide short and long-term carbon sequestration.
Speak to our Delivery Team
Our delivery team consists of in-house experts who can talk to you about your Wilder Carbon investment.
- Evan Bowen JonesManaging Director
- Paul HadawayHead of Implementation
- Sarah BrownlieProject Manager
- Dan WynnHead of NBS
- Ross JohnsonNBS Manager
- Robbie StillDigital Development Manager
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