The main building of Drala Jong is surrounded by rolling open countryside, rivers, farmland and woodlands. Drala Jong’s lands contain open meadows, some ponds and woodlands, which all require some husbandry.
Some of the woods are part of an ancient forest, it is planned that the conifer plantations that replaced much of the ancient woodland will be thoughtfully restored with native species, The changes to be made will be natural changes that are for the benefit of the trees and wildlife. This does not mean the work will be easy or speedy — but it means that changes will create a beautiful, diverse and sustainable eco system. Stream beds will be dug to allow the water to run down hill without soil erosion and flooding turning the hillside into a mudslide. There will be pools throughout the course of the stream to keep the trees and shrubs irrigated and encourage a greater diverisity of plants and wildlife. Paths need to be made and undergrowth thinned to allow natural regeneration to occur, hopefully from seeds left by the ancient woodland.