- Trail management options on selected sites for the benefit of biodiversity
- Look at the wider economic benefits of this management to ecosystem services, health & wellbeing, tourism, cost benefits, etc
- Promote the benefit to the wider public, through events, talks and information on the benefits to people and biodiversity
- Provide training to land managers and volunteers on all aspects of the project including site selection, species identification and semi-natural grassland management options
- Highlight the ever increasing problem of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and prevent their spread
- To share all of the project information with other organisation that manage public grasslands, through our website and the production of a management toolkit at the end of the 3 years
This is a three year partnership project between Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council (CCGBC), Transport NI and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), which has been funded by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).
A small steering group has been formed comprising members from CCGBC, Transport NI, NIEA and a volunteer from the Envision project who was instrumental in the development of this project.
Throughout the course of this project we will be highlighting case studies which share the success stories and the benefits of this type of management, not only from our trial sites but from other organisations and projects too.