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Annual Conference

March 2024

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Annual Conference Thursday April 25th 2024

The Annual Cannock Chase National Landscape Conference is fast approaching – this year it takes place in person on Thursday 25th April 2024 from 09:45 to 16:00 at Aquarius Ballroom Hednesford.

The theme for this year’s Conference is: Nature Recovery.

The Conference is an opportunity for you to hear about the Partnership’s latest activities, news and plans, share your thoughts and observations, ask questions, and a chance to catch up with old and new friends and colleagues.  

We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

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Great British Spring Clean

Don't forget to join in with the national Great British Spring Clean campaign, as part of Keep Britain Tidy, to help to protect our own special Cannock Chase National Landscape. We are all responsible for keeping it unspoilt, natural, wild and beautiful for everyone to be able to enjoy in the future. Join a group or go out as an individual and make a difference. Be a #litterhero today. The national campaign takes place from 15th to 31st March 2024.

Great British Spring Clean

SAC Heath Week 27th July to 4th August 2024

Save the date! The Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Partnership are coordinating a week of activities and information to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of our heathlands. Information will be posted on the website as more information becomes available.

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Sherbrook valley

SAC Recruiting

SAC (Special Area of Conservation) Partnership is recruiting. They are looking for 2 special individuals who are great with the public, love the outdoors and keen to help spread the word about how special Cannock Chase is.

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Give an Hour for Earth

Save another date for your diary - 23rd March at 8.30pm. Give an hour for Earth, spending 60 minutes doing something - anything - positive for our planet. Switch off and spread the word #MyHourforEarth. The world's largest movement for Nature.

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Hour for Earth

FiPL projects bring benefits to "neigh-ture"

Equine related projects recently approved for FiPL funding and underway include schemes at Bogmoor (near Brocton), Square House Farm (Mansty Lane), Trent Meadows (Great Haywood) and Buxton’s Equestrian. Projects include hedgerow planting, new copses and shelter belts, wetland creation, fencing, gates and installation of nest boxes. Find out how you can benefit from funding.

FiPL funding

Horse and rider FiPL

Protected Landscapes Targets and Outcomes Framework

A policy paper was published on the 31st January by the government setting out key targets for restoring nature and habitats in protected landscapes, as part of the UK's global commitments on biodiversity and climate mitigation.

Examples of some of the headline targets for protected landscapes include:- Restoring or creating more than 250,000 hectares, of a range of wildlife-rich habitats, outside protected sites by 2042. Bringing 80% of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) into favourable condition by 2042. Ensuring at least 65% to 80% of land managers adopt nature friendly farming on at least 10% to 15% of their land by 2030. Increasing tree canopy and woodland cover by 3% of total land area by 2050 . Please see the report in full below.

These ambitious targets will need to embedded within our new AONB Management Plan for 2025-30, and performance against them reported annually in the Government’s Environmental Improvement Plan.

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What's happening around the Chase

Find out about some of the activities happening in the local libraries in the next month, from walks, history hunting, storytelling and learning french! There is always plenty going on. Also more details to come on Green month happening in May.

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Features of Cannock Chase

We are heading quickly into Spring and soon it will be Easter. Buy your glossy, colourful guide now with over 50 beautifully illustrated species which you and your children can discover on days out on the Chase. At just £4 to buy it really is a bargain.

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Features of Cannock Chase guide

Friendly reminder

The open country and common land rights require that you must keep your dog on a short lead between 1st March and 31st July and all year round when near farm animals. More information can be found on the Countryside Code.

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Keep dogs on leads

Be a Cannock Chase Champion 

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