Don’t scorch our heathlands in these scorching temperatures

The Urban Heath Partnership (UHP), Litter Free Dorset (LFD) and Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) are working together to raise awareness of the risk of wildfires on heathland and forests during the soaring summer temperatures. You might see large...

Amber alert for Wildfire issued covering all of Dorset

The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) issued an Amber alert for the risk of wildfires over the weekend. This means that the weather and ground conditions give a higher likelihood of wildfire, and that any fire that broke out would potentially be difficult to control....

Operation Heathland Campaign

This year sees the return of our Operation Heathland Campaign run by the Urban Heaths Partnership (UHP), a drive to ask all visitors to our heaths and forests to help us protect them. This year we have celebrity support and are asking everyone to create and share...

K9 Firewise Patrols

This year to help look after Dorset’s precious heathlands, Firewise UK (Dorset), Dorset Dogs and the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up to launch the K9 Firewise Patrol Volunteer Scheme. If you are out and about on the heaths over the bank...

Ground-nesting birds under pressure from increased visitors

March marks the start of the ground-nesting bird season and as the pressure from visitors to our open spaces has increased during lockdown, so has the pressure on the creatures that live in them. Dorset’s heaths are home to some of our rarest and most threatened UK...