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HNV farmland

High Nature Value (HNV) farmland is land that is managed at a low intensity and is therefore particularly valuable for wildlife and the landscape.  In the Blackdown Hills AONB it is the steep, marshy land or rough heaths that were traditionally grazed extensively with cattle or sheep. 

The Blackdown Hills AONB was a pilot studies in the South West that mapped the areas of HNV farmland and looked at the problems the landowners faced trying to maintain economic viability and wildlife value of these important areas.  Full details of the study can be found in the report.

 

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