Conservation

Conservation

Drumnaph Community Nature Reserve offers a unique environment in contrast to our current intensive farming practices. Historically, Drumnaph has had minimal agricultural intervention which has resulted in a rich, diverse patchwork of habitats.

Our main objective is to maintain and enhance the rich levels of biodiversity found here on the Reserve through a varied approach of direct conservation, conservation grazing, monitoring and re-evaluation. We work in conjunction with several conservation groups including The Woodland Trust, Ulster Wildlife Trust, Irish Wildlife Trust, RSPB and Butterfly Conservation.

Our conservation grazing programme consists of utilising specialised breeds at particular times of the year to maintain optimal conditions to ensure the continuation of the rich, bio diverse landscape.

Our farming practices combine modern understandings with ancient/traditional methods that culminate in a sustainable, low impact approach.

We run conservation courses throughout the year for adults and children interested in learning new land based skills such as Dry Stone Walling, Hedgelaying, Coppicing, Invasive Species Removal and Tree Planting. Please contact us for more details.

Click below to view our 10 year management plan for the reserve.




Drumnaph Community Nature Reserve - 10 Year Management Plan