Wildlife and Landscape

Autism & Nature - guides for parents and children, introducing those with autism to nature reserves and outdoor places to visit in the Dedham Vale and in Suffolk as a whole. Download for free or contact us to be sent a copy:
Autism & Nature Suffolk Guide download
Alex & Rosie in Suffolk - Autism & Nature guide for children download

Neighbourhood Planning Guidance - download here
A guide to landscape and sense of place for communities preparing Neighbourhood Plans, written by Alison Farmer

National Landscape Character Area no 86
The South Suffolk and North Essex Clayland National Character Area covers the four counties of Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  It is an ancient landscape of wooded arable countryside with a distinct sense of enclosure. The overall character is of a gently undulating, chalky boulder clay plateau. Download it here (7mb).

Suffolk Nature Strategy
Suffolk County Council Suffolk Nature Strategy Download here

Dedham Vale AONB & Stour Valley Management Plan 2010-2015 - Free
The Management Plan 2010-15 is available to download here 

Non Native Invasive Plant Species in the Stour Valley - Free
A guide to identification and what to do about them. Download here

River Stour Biosecurity and Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Control Action Plan (2015 - 2019) - Free Download here
Details on INNS that could pose a threat to the Valley in the future and proposed action to tackle existing and potential INNS. Note: Published in low resolution. For a high resolution copy please contact us. 

Native Black Poplar in the Stour Valley - Free
A look at the history and strategy for conservation of Britain's rarest native timber tree. Download here

Elm Hedges - Free
A practical guide to the management of elm hedges in South Suffolk and North Essex. Download here

Cropmarks of the Stour Valley - Free
Practical information for landowners about the preservation of archaeological remains that occur on their land. Order a copy from us. 

Biodiversity Guide to the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley - Free
This guide outlines the Project’s work with its partners to improve the habitats and conditions for key biodiversity species within the Stour Valley. Download here

Tiger Hill Nature Reserve Leaflet - Free
A guide providing information about the habitats and wildlife at Tiger Hill. Download here

SVEN (Stour Valley Educational Network) Factsheets 
Four factsheets aimed at Key Stage 2 children and their families to raise awareness of the landscape, heritage, culture and wildlife of the Stour Valley and encourage discovery.  Visit the SVEN page to find out more and download the factsheets.

River Stour Biosecurity and Invasive Non-Native Species Control Action Plan (2015 - 2019) - Free
Details on INNS that could pose a threat to the Valley in the future and proposed action to tackle existing and potential INNS. Download here

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