The Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) urges farmers, for the first time online, to submit important data about environmental management.
The survey, which is open now and runs until March 31st 2017 allows farmers to record the voluntary work being undertaken on farms outside agri-environment schemes.
The survey results also allow NFU to demonstrate the environmental management carried out by members and how it can sit alongside a productive farm business.
Sam Durham, NFU land management adviser, said: “Farmers are busy people, but it’s vital we harness information about the important environmental land management work they carry out.
“The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and by moving it online will help farmers send us this data quickly and effortlessly.”
CFE are also running a series of farm events on habitats and food for farmland birds, encouraging retaining agri-environment options where possible. Events will run in Feb & March & will complement the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) Big Farmland Bird Count.
The CFE’s ‘Survey of land managed voluntarily in 2015/16 farming year’ can be found online: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CFE1516