Enhancing the natural environment
The Green Halo can help protect and improve our natural environment by:
- Articulating a shared vision for how we manage our natural assets
- Bringing together partners to work across organisational and administrative boundaries
- Encouraging the sharing of ideas and best practice
- Helping partners make a clear and coherent business cases for investing in our natural assets
- Engaging the business community in protecting and improving the natural environment.
Our aim is to ensure that by recognising the value of our natural assets – from woodland, rivers and open spaces to our diverse wildlife – we can strengthen the arguments for protecting and improving our natural environment.
Those arguments will be guided by the business case for protecting those assets to secure the benefits they offer society.
Thanks to high quality habitats free from pollution from intensive land use, the New Forest boasts incredible freshwater habitats with exceptional wetland plant and insect communities.View Case Study
Barton Meadows Nature Reserve
Barton Meadows Nature Reserve was created during the planning process for a housing development on Barton Farm, Winchester. Over 30 hectares of wildlife-poor agricultural land has become a buzzing, flourishing wildflower haven thanks to the Trust’s work with Winchester City Council planners dealing with Barton Farm development next door.View Case Study
"The New Forest is home to astonishingly lovely ponds, and is a special place where people live and work alongside some of the most important freshwater habitats in Europe. I work all over the country, but nowhere else comes close."Dr Naomi Ewald
New Forest pond expert from Freshwater Habitats Trust
"The Green Halo is about growing a joint vision for natural capital and a platform for partnership to realise our vision. It’s exciting to see such a wide range of partners coming together."Alison Barnes
Convener of the Green Halo Partnership