Flashcards in L4 - New Forest: change to landscapes Deck (16)
Roughly how many people live in the New Forest National Park?
Where do the majority of New Forest people live?
They work supplying basic services on a local level
What happened to Lover Green Pond in the New Forest?
It went through a restoration project to benefit wildlife.
What portion of the National Park is farmland?
What does 60% of the farmland made up of?
What is the most common type of cattle in New Forest?
What percentage of farmland is used for growing arable crops?
Which area of the National Park has better drained and fertile soils?
South of the National Park
What is the size of the majority of the farms in New Forest?
Less than 5 hectares
What are the key features of the natural beauty of try New Forest National Park?
Trees and woodlands
Keyhaven Marsh, behind Hurst Spit (where we went on the year 11 field trip)
What are some of the main advantages of trees and woodlands in National Park?
They were chopped down for Royal Navy ship building in Portsmouth (in the 16/1700s)
They give timber, food, shelter to humans and animals
They act as carbon sink, produce oxygen, give shade, provide windbreaks, reduce risks of flooding
How does the Forestry Commission manage woodlands?
By issuing felling licences and grants under the terms of the Forestry Act
What are the larger settlements in the New Forest?
Lymington - where we had lunch on the yr 11 trip
Brockenhurst - with the train station, and the ponies
Lyndhurst - with the coffee shops and Ferrari garage
What animals typically roam the New Forest, freely
New Forest ponies
What is pannage?
The pigs go round eating all the acorns, mainly in Autumn
Otherwise, the acorns make the ponies sick
It's all nature working together