Trees, hedgerows, green pastures and common
land are such a familiar part of our landscape we barely realise
they need managing.
Much of Wales’ landscape supports essential industries like
agriculture and provides opportunities for recreation.
These areas also include a range of important habitats and
protected areas such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Effective management structures therefore allow us to maximise
environmental benefits and to achieve a balance between the needs
of both commerce and conservation.