Managing the Commons
Because it is man made, the heathland habitat requires constant attention to maintain it. Traditionally game keepers and commoners managed the heath for grouse shooting and farming livestock. This is no longer the case, the game keepers having long gone.
With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Welsh Government the Forgotten Landscapes Project is encouraging a partnership approach to managing the heritage landscape.
Commoners and an ever growing number of volunteers are working together to restore the commons to their former glory. This includes bracken control, heathland restoration and dealing with the damage caused by illegal off roading, fly tipping and arson.
If you would like to help conserve the commons and the area’s unique industrial archaeology please contact Blaenavon World Heritage Environmental Group BWHEG – firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Volunteer Rangers section of our website for more information.