The Enhancements at Glascoed project will focus on improving the amphibian habitat, and making the Glascoed nature reserve more enjoyable to visit for all.
Increaseing community knowledge of biodiversity and raising awareness of Glascoed Nature Reserve as a community resource for learning/recreation. A combination of community events, volunteer sessions, educational sessions will be held (adhering to covid-19 guidelines). New interpretation boards will be added to the site and habitat management continued and enhanced.
One of the main project aims is to raise awareness of this open-access reserve amongst local people to encourage future independent usage – by local residents/workers for recreation, and by local groups/schools for their own activities e.g. wildlife walks or scavenger hunts.
Wildlife within the eligible area will benefit. The reserve’s population of great crested newts is increasing, almost uniquely amongst post-translocation populations, but will eventually be limited by the site’s carrying capacity. Our project will create additional breeding pond habitat and therefore create potential for the GCN population to increase further
This project is funded by Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme, administered by WCVA.