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Welcome to the N.F.A.C.V.


The New Forest Area Conservation Volunteers (NFACV) was founded in 1983 by local people who wanted to do something positive to help conserve and enhance their surrounding countryside and its wildlife.


In 2023 it will be 40 years that the NFACV have provided an all year round practical conservation service in the New Forest area.

 On Sundays throughout the year NFACV members are in action around the forest, getting stuck into a variety of practical conservation tasks, including:-

  • Tree and hedge planting.

  • Scrub bashing.

  • Woodland improvement.

  • Grassland and heathland management.

  • Pond clearance and restoration.

  • Fence construction.

  • Path and step construction.

  • Coppice and hedge laying

  • Removal of non-native and invasive species.

In every case tasks are commissioned and planned to conserve and improve the countryside around us, maintaining and increasing the variety of wildlife habitats and hopefully people's understanding and enjoyment of the countryside.

Each job is headed by a task leader who will give a safety talk and instruction in the use of our hand tools. No special skills are needed.


We work on Sundays 10am to 3pm - or 10am to 1pm (depending on your availability)


Membership is completely FREE and you are welcome!


(Enrolled members must be 18 or over.)


Work at your own pace and enjoy our lovely forest surroundings, remember conservation is not all hard work and you do not need any special skills or experience, there are also many fringe benefits, such as:-


  • Meet some new friends.

  • Get some exercise and fresh air.

  • Appreciate the beautiful New Forest.

  • Learn new skills.

  • Increase wildlife habitats.

  • Make big bonfires.

  • Get dirty and muddy.

  • Get rid of stress.

  • Great cakes (most times)

  • Have a laugh.

  • Work in areas where the general public are not allowed

  • Feel good about contributing to the care of our New Forest

You are welcome to become a member of our jolly gang - see full details here - Come and join us!

The NFACV upcoming Task Programme is posted here on this website

- See photos of our Sunday tasks happening here  - the NFACV in Action


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