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About the NFACV

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.

The NFACV are in action on Sundays throughout the year

The main aim of the group is to enhance the natural environment in and around the New Forest by means of practical conservation work. This is done through a varied program of 'tasks' which are undertaken by members who provide the voluntary workforce.

The NFACV is run by members on a voluntary basis. There is no membership fee. Funds are derived from nominal charges made for completed tasks from the User Body. This money goes exclusively towards the running of the group, its tools and their maintenance.

The volunteer members are directed by their task leader, who has, in turn, been commissioned by forest and land estate management. 


The NFACV are currently working with:-

  • Hampshire Countryside Services

  • Natural England

  • Newlands Manor residents Association

  • Minstead Study Centre

  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

  • Meyrick Estate

  • - and a number of private farmers and land owners

The group is associated with the TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) a national registered charity. The TCV offers help to local conservation groups, undertakes practical conservation work and runs training courses which are available to NFACV members.

Group members have insurance with Zurich

For more than forty years the NFACV have provided an all year round practical conservation service in the New Forest area.

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