Since 2002 there has been extensive work to restore existing woodlands. Entering the English Woodland Grant Scheme has enabled essential management to be carried out, namely thinning, coppicing and replanting.
In addition, some 26 ha of new woodland has been planted under the Farm Woodland Premium Scheme. Blocks of new woodland are sited adjacent to existing woodlands on marginal areas and infield corners.
In Autumn 2013, 12 ha of mature woodland adjoining Thrift Farm and Therfield Heath (SSSI) was purchased. Work began in early 2015 to restore Fordham’s Wood and Jubilee Wood. This started with the creation of permissive public access paths and the installation of interpretation boards.