West Sussex GS Meeting

West Sussex GS Meeting

11th February at 7.30pm

Random Hall,
Stane St,
West Sussex

Knepp Rewilding Project

The Knepp Rewilding Project has been much in the news both at local and national level.

In 2001 the Knepp Castle Estate started the transition from extensive arable and dairy farming to a pioneering process-led conservation project. And so began the rewilding of 3,500 acres in Sussex. Natural processes have been restored with large herbivores moving freely in the landscape, as they would have a few thousand years ago. Longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs, Exmoor ponies, fallow, roe and red deer imitate their ancestors. Each species effects the vegetation in different ways which creates a mosaic of habitats from open grassland through to regenerating scrub.
The speaker will be Penny Green. Penny is Kneppā€™s resident ecologist, managing the Knepp Safaris team, volunteers and research students, and co-ordinating the biological monitoring of the rewilding project. She studied countryside management at Brinsbury College and went on to work with the National Trust, the Sussex Wildlife Trust and then the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre.


Event Date: Tue, 11/02/2020
Event Time: 7:30 pm


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