1. The DPA and the Climate Crisis

      As the world awaits the outcome of COP26, this is an appropriate time to state the DPA’s position on the climate crisis.  Internally, we are doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. Amongst other things, we are continuing our working from home policy and reducing the hours spent in the office, so as…

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    2. DPA Christmas Lunch – Fully Booked

      Places for our annual Christmas lunch are now fully booked. As things currently stand with regards to Covid-19 restrictions, we are still going ahead with our planning and are looking forward to seeing you on December 11th.

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    3. Response to the DNPA Byelaws Consultation

      In September 2021, the Dartmoor National Park Authority announced that it will be revising Dartmoor’s byelaws and announced that a public consultation on its draft proposals was underway.

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    4. Graham Wall, DPA Vice-Chairman

      It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much loved Vice-Chairman Graham Wall. Graham passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on Sunday 10th October 2021. As well as his planning expertise, from his time at Dartmoor National Park Authority, Graham brought a depth of knowledge about Dartmoor to his roles…

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    5. Dartmoor Matters Issue 206, Autumn 2021

      Our latest magazine, Issue 206 of Dartmoor Matters is now available.

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    6. Hallowed Turf, Perspectives on the conservation of Dartmoor Blanket Peat

      This year’s Dartmoor Society conference will be discussing peat restoration on Dartmoor; Hallowed Turf, Perspectives on the conservation of Dartmoor Blanket Peat will be held at Charter Hall, Okehampton on Friday 12 November. 

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    7. Biodiversity in the UK: boom or bust

      The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has published its report on ‘Biodiversity in the UK: bloom or bust’, which calls for the Government to conserve and restore UK biodiversity and ecosystems. The report is published amid grave concern that of the G7 countries, the UK has the lowest level of biodiversity remaining. The MPs…

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    8. Plant Identification session – Sunday 15th August 2021

      We are running a plant identification session on our land at High House Waste (near Cornwood) on Sunday 15th August. All members who would like to learn more about identifying Dartmoor’s wild plants are very welcome. If you want to know your cotton-grass from your deer-grass get in touch with Hannah Gibbons (DPA Land Manager)…

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    9. Hay Meadows Open Day – Sunday 20th June 11-4

      SUNDAY 20th JUNE – SPECTACULAR HAY MEADOW OPEN DAY Come and see the spectacular species-rich meadows at Dartmoor Preservation Association’s Pudsham Meadows on Sunday 20th June. We are holding an open day and would love it if you could join us! There will be guides in each of the four fields from 11am-4pm, so come…

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    10. Dartmoor Matters 205 – Spring 2021

      The Spring 2021 edition of Dartmoor Matters, our member magazine, is now out

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