Grazing by livestock and deer has in the past restricted natural regeneration over much of the woodland. Rhododendron ponticum invasion and underplanting of conifers are also localised problems. On part of the site these issues have been addressed under the Woodland Grant Scheme and LIFE II Atlantic Oakwoods Project and through management on established National Nature Reserves. LIFE II funding has also enabled the publication of an interpretation strategy and a report into management that would maintain or enhance the site’s nature conservation interests whilst supporting sustainable use of its natural resources. A LIFE III project will build on the previous conservation work and, additionally, will fund an education and interpretation officer to work with schools and the communities to raise awareness of the natural heritage within the designated area. Local development proposals would be subject to the national planning procedures. Potential impacts of fish-farming, fisheries, recreational boating and other activities in the marine component of the site will be addressed through statutory procedures and development of a management strategy. It is intended that this strategy will also encompass the terrestrial component of the site, including grazing issues.