Better Dry Heath

Elan Valley has many areas of dry heath supporting important animal and plant populations and providing a fantastic display of colour during the flowering season. At the same time the heathland is used for extensive grazing by livestock at certain times of year.

Some sections of Elan’s dry heath are being invaded by species such as bracken and conifers which damage the habitat.  In other areas, a uniform age profile of heather makes the heathland vulnerable to heather beetle and reduces the diversity of species.

Within this project, invasive species will be cleared from areas of dry heath and a more varied age profile of heather will be created in order to protect this wonderful habitat for the future.

Download the project plan.