Advice

Please note that some advice is free but most advisory visits are offered for a fee.

Management advice +

For advice on how to manage and enhance your grassland for biodiversity the following local advisers are offering short site visits for £100:

  • A walkover of your grassland to assess the habitat
  • Key species identification, possibly followed by a visit from Peter Garner if deemed necessary
  • Simple management recommendations to meet your needs
  • List of basic do’s and don’ts!
  • Signposting to relevant grants

Please contact the advisers directly

Telephone advice on all aspects of meadow management is also available from Sophie Cowling and Andrew Nixon at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

And from  Wye Valley AONB

Plant ID +

For FREE plant identification of your grassland contact:

Countryside Stewardship grant funding +

Find out about Natural England Grant funding.

For 1:1 advice about your meadows and grassland book an advisory visit.  Your adviser will signpost you to all the currently available grant opportunities.

Please ask us if your grassland is likely to be eligible for Countryside Stewardship grassland options. 

To get the best possible application for your grassland we are happy to work with you and any adviser helping with your Stewardship application, whether one of the Wye and Usk Foundation team or an agent.  We can help with grassland surveys and advise on how to get your grassland onto the NE priority habitat inventory. 

Depending on location and farm type you may be eligible for advice about improving water quality from Wye and Usk Foundation or Catchment Sensitive Farming