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Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Minister launches new uplands entry level stewardship scheme

News   •   Feb 09, 2010 10:46 GMT

Environment Minister Huw Irranca-Davies, joined by Natural England, will launch the Uplands Entry Level Stewardship scheme on Tuesday 9 February.

The new entry level scheme supports and rewards farmers for looking after the biodiversity and landscape of England’s historic uplands.

Huw Irranca-Davies and Natural England Chair Poul Christensen will launch the new scheme at Blaze Farm, Cheshire, and will be available for interview on the day. You are invited to send a reporter/photographer/camera crew as follows:

  • Time:             10:00 am
  • Date:              Tuesday 9 February
  • Venue:           Blaze Farm in Wildboarclough, Cheshire

For more information, to confirm attendance, or to arrange an interview, contact Defra press office: Sasha Fuller on 0207 238 5610 or 07810 630 236.


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