Newsletter archive

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Previous newsletters are listed below.

October 2021 – hundreds of wildflowers planted, fundraising hike for our tree appeal, Broughton Primary School visit for their John Muir Award, Angela’s Alders: tree growing blog.

September 2021 – fact finding trips to Scotland, Kielder Forest (and Cumbria), Green Recovery Challenge Fund success, job opportunities at Hardknott, new blog: volunteering with us, free camera trap training, tree appeal.

July/August 2021 – wool tree tube trial, volunteer wins epic prize, webite updates, confused stoat.

June 2021 – bird survey, wildlife walk, deer impact monitoring, wildlife videos.

May 2021 – volunteering groups expand, funding news, breeding bird survey, growing group update.

April 2021 – montane willow expedition, volunteering in the sun, newts, lizards & slow worms.

March 2021 – volunteering re-re-re-restarts, aspen planting and monitoring, what is montane scrub, wildflower propagation.

February 2021 – leaky dam construction, red squirrel sightings, volunteer growing group, 500 oak planted, quiz.

January 2021 – winter update, carbon and woodland regeneration, tree feature: crab apple, new wildlife videos.

2020 newletters

December 2020 – volunteering re-restarts, forestry/rewilding/conservation definitions blog, visit to the the ancient trees of Rainsbarrow Wood.

November 2020 – seed and root collection: oak, juniper and aspen, place names at Hardknott blog, Natural England and South Cumbria Rivers Trust visit Hardknott Forest.

October 2020 – monitoring the peatbog restoration, wildlife videos, tree planting totals and non-native removal statistics, new hats.

September 2020 – habitat survey report, visit to Mitredale Forest, extreme fencing, aspen project, autumn tree planting.

July 2020 – results of natural tree regeneration survey, aspen survival rate, zoom presentation goes online, breeding bird survey, deer impact monitoring.

June 2020 – jays and woodland regeneration, over 90% oak planting survival rate, new wildlife videos, bird species list.

May 2020 – 3000 oak donated to the project, digital mapping of Hardknott Forest, juniper information, tool maintenance, caption competition.

April 2020 – visits from three local schools, 780 trees planted (cherry, hawthorn, crab apple, aspen, oak), two chainsaw contracts completed, peatbog rewetting completed, Duke of Edinburgh award group volunteer with us.

March 2020 – aspen news, chainsaw training, John Muir Trust gathering, spring residentials, badger, woodcock, heron and fox feature on wildlife cameras.

February 2020 – project assistants begin their year with us, chainsaw contractors on site, aspen – back on our maps, tree funds appeal.

January 2020 – staff visit to RSPB Haweswater, 2020 residentials, recommended reading.

December 2019 – schools adopt-a-camera scheme, The North Face Explore Fund, first badger and owl photos, new leaflet.