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Title: Rivers of the New Forest
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
This booklet focuses on Rivers of the New Forest. The New Forest is unique. It was established as a 'royal forest' primarily for hunting by William the Conqueror more than 900 years ago. This large area of 450 km of woodland, heath, grassland and marsh has survived when so many other parts have been completely altered by man's activities this century. The forest is almost a piece of Medieval England, still with unenclosed heath and woods, with its commoners and stock administered by the Crown (albeit in the shape of the Forestry Commission) and by a Verderers Court descended from the ancient forestal courts. This document contains sections on: history; landscape; water quality; rivers in the New Forest; Beaulien River; Lymington River; Ponds; Bogs and Mires; Flora and Fauna; Flooding; fishing; recreation; water resources; water quality; preventing pollution from waste and river maintenance.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: RiversPublic relationsPondsBogsWetlands
Geographic Keywords: New Forest (Hampshire)EA South EastNew Forest catchment
Extent: 21
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