Restoring Natural Processes Policy Statement

Cefnogi tirfeddianwyr i weithio gyda natur


The Cambrian Mountains Society supports landowners, from farming estates (including tenant farmers) to smallholders and foresters, in their efforts to restore natural processes, working with nature to enhance biodiversity, habitats and landscape.  In each of these respects:

  • Biodiversity:- helping to increase populations of threatened / vulnerable species such as Sheep’s-bit, Ballerina Waxcap, Welsh Clearwing Moth and Curlew;
  • Habitats:- rewetting upland heath, through conservation management of Ffridd (the boundary zone between enclosed farmland and unenclosed uplands) and coppicing deciduous woodland; and
  • Landscape:- protecting exposed mountain plateaus, slopes draped in Atlantic Oak Woodland and valley bottoms with their complex, often historic, field patterns,

there are opportunities to ensure that farming, wildlife, community and the landscape of the Cambrian Mountains thrive.

This does, however, involve a wide range of stakeholders and complex, interlinked issues with no simple, short-term solutions.

For a discussion of some of the options and factors involved, see Landscape Architecture student SC Chu’s award-winning project taking Pontarfynach as a case study for a farming system involving greater environmental and community engagement: Regenerative Rural Heritage Landscape