Dartmoor Environmental Land Management Test & Trials


Dartmoor has been selected by Defra as one of the tests and trials sites, informing the development of England's new agri-environment scheme for farmers.


 From January 2020 until November 2022 we will be working with the Dartmoor farming community to answer four main questions as part of the test & trials research:

  1. How do we develop a land management plan which works for common land?

  2. What does a payment by results system which works for both 'home farms' and the commons look like?

  3. Is there a role for private finance within ELMs at a local level?

  4. What role can National Park Authorities play in shaping, facilitating and delivering ELMs?


As the project develops we will be sharing news and opportunities to contribute through this web page but also through the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project's newsletter, so please do sign up to receive regular updates.


Harriet Bell

Dartmoor Environmental Land Management Officer

Email: hbell@dartmoor.gov.uk 

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