Commentary

231 Countryside Stewardship: general

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

231 Countryside Stewardship: general

| Commentary

2: COUNTRYSIDE STEWARDSHIP

231 Countryside Stewardship: general

Countryside Stewardship is an environmental land management scheme in England, which provides incentives for land managers to look after their environment. It is a voluntary scheme which is open to all eligible farmers, woodland owners, foresters and other land managers, through a competitive application process. Applications are scored against criteria, which aim to encourage applicants to choose options that help achieve the environmental priorities in their local area.

The main priority for Countryside Stewardship is to protect and enhance the natural environment, in particular the diversity of wildlife (biodiversity) and water quality. Other outcomes

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