Mersey basin Campaign
Archive document

MBC105

Archive document

New Model Farming

Abstract

The Northwest is blessed with beautiful upland habitats that are vital for maintaining biodiversity. However, due to subsidies paid to farmers, our uplands have been shrinking due to over-grazing and un-sustainable land management. Mark Hillsdon looks at the range of benefits open to farmers who enter into agri-environmental schemes and looks at the case study of Whitendale Farm in Lancashire that has become involved in United Utilities Sustainable Catchment Management Plan (SCaMP) aiming to help restore the natural landscape and utilise it as an alternative source of income.

Permanent link

http://merseybasin.org.uk/archive/items/MBC105.html

Theme

Strategic

Regions

Mersey Estuary, Upper Mersey, Bollin, Weaver, Etherow & Goyt, Irwell, Manchester Ship Canal, Manchester Waterways, Ribble, Darwen, Douglas, Cheshire, Wirral

Tags

management source unitedutilities agriculture sustainability landuse scamp

Credit

Mark Hillsdon Photographs courtesy of: United Utilities SourceNW

Publication date

December 2006

Licence

CC Some rights reserved

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