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See below for a list of ALGAO events over the coming 30 days.
Wed 24th Jan - 11.00am to 4.00pm
Wed 16th May (All day) to Thu 17th May (All day)
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Subject Committee: Countryside

The Countryside Committee has a facilitating role, servicing the needs of the members and committee of ALGAO in all matters concerning the historic environment and the countryside.

Sustainable development is an important objective in rural as well as urban settings. The Association promotes good practice in sustainable and integrated archaeological and countryside conservation management, including through improved sites and landscape management techniques. To this end the Committee encourages the adoption of good practice at all levels and seeks to promote integrated sites management works undertaken by members as exemplars of good practice. Such emphasis will be extended into the wider public arena to raise awareness and promote further the links between the historic environment and the landscape.

The Association also aims to ensure early and effective input into the development of government policy and advice to ensure that management of archaeological sites and historic landscapes is considered as an intrinsic component of wider countryside management. The Association works with other countryside conservation agencies to achieve this objective.

Agri-environment in England

A number of websites are available to assist members and others involved in agri-environment schemes. These include:

 Common Agricultural Policy
 Countryside Stewardship
 Selected Heritage Inventory for Natural England (SHINE)

Current news - Exegesis has produced a spreadsheet outlining how much Natural England is expecting to pay each ALGAO member for producing HEFERs in 2017, which Historic England has forwarded on to Natural England. Natural England is currently working on producing purchase orders.

Best practice guidance

A number of websites provide further guidance on the rural historic environment. These include:

 Historic England – rural heritage
 Historic England - advice
 Caring for Archaeological Sites on Arable Land
 Caring for Archaeological Sites in Grassland
 Traditional farm buildings and farmsteads
 Caring for historic parkland
 Moats, Ponds and Ornamental Lakes
 Biomass energy
 Environmental Impact Assessment Forestry
 Environmental Impact Assessment Agriculture
 Historic Environment Local Management Training Programme

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