NRW asks for views on plan to manage Mynydd Du and Llanthony Forests for the next 10 years
A ten-year plan to manage forests at Mynydd Du and Llanthony - near Crickhowell - has been put out for public consultation by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
The main Mynydd Du Forest area fills both sides of the Grwyne Fawr Valley, which features sheltered woodland along the valley bottom, to high hill ground over 700 metres on its western flank. Llanthony Forest lies in an adjacent valley to the east and has a diverse chain of old estate woodlands, running along the western slopes of the Vale of Ewyas.
The plan aims to achieve several objectives including restoring ancient woodland in both forest blocks and carrying out strategic felling operations to establish permanent, diverse and resilient forests.
Brian Hanwell, Senior Land Manager for NRW said:
“This forest resource plan is interesting as it encompasses two contrasting forests - both of which are full of character.
“We want to make sure that our management plan for the forests benefits the local environment and habitats as well as local communities. To achieve that, it's vital that local people have their say on the plan, and comment on any way it could be improved.”
A summary of the main objectives for the forest and all the draft maps are available to view on the NRW consultation hub website.
Residents can search for ‘Natural Resources Wales Mynydd Du Forest Resource Plan consultation’ on any internet search engine and follow the links to the consultation page.
Alternatively, residents can call 0300 065 3000 and ask to speak with one of the Senior Land Management Officers responsible for the consultations. From there they will be able to send out hard copies of the documents on request.
Residents who want to send feedback by post can send it to: Natural Resources Wales, Llanfair Road, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0AL.
All feedback and questions will need to be returned by 22 March 2021 at the latest.