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The BMC has produced a guide to crag and habitat management, which gives essential guidance for people wanting to restore the climbing at their favourite crag without damaging its wildlife features.
Many once-popular cliffs have become neglected, overgrown and inaccessible for reasons such as changes in climate and climbing trends. Many of these crags could benefit from being opened up. Sensitive management work such as scrub clearance or managing invasive plants can be very beneficial for wildlife, but ill-informed actions can be destructive and even illegal.
This handy how-to guide for conservation work at your local crag was produced in collaboration with conservation bodies Natural England, The National Trust, The Forestry Commission and The Countryside Council for Wales.
The guide gives useful information on the important planning stage of any management work, explains scientific designations and conservation law and lists useful consultees. The guide also contains examples of work carried out by BMC volunteers together with nature conservation bodies.