08 - NAAONB Conference 2012 - Gary Smith, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
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Gary Smith, Director of Conservation and Community, Yorkshire Dales NPA delivered a presentation outlining the background to the NUC LNP and the rationale behind developing an LNP across 2 AONBs and ...

Gary Smith, Director of Conservation and Community, Yorkshire Dales NPA delivered a presentation outlining the background to the NUC LNP and the rationale behind developing an LNP across 2 AONBs and 2 National Parks, including the LNP's development as a direct response to Lawton.

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08 - NAAONB Conference 2012 - Gary Smith, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Gary SmithYorkshire Dales National Park Authority
  • 2. Northern Upland ChainLocal Nature Partnership Gary Smith Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
  • 3. Local Nature Partnerships• From the Natural Environment White Paper summer 2011• High level strategic nature / biodiversity partnerships• Strengthen joined-up action across agencies and organisations• Promote new/bigger thinking at landscape scale, on natural boundaries• Leading to improved nature conservation and enhanced eco- system services
  • 4. Local Nature Partnerships• 50(ish) such partnerships expected nationally• Replaces partnerships on BAPs, Local Sites, etc• With broader representation• Not an organisation - a coming together of existing bodies• No powers or regulatory functions
  • 5. A northern upland chain LNP?
  • 6. The ‘NorthernUpland Chain’
  • 7. Coherentcharacter
  • 8. Common set of habitats
  • 9. Common set of species
  • 10. Peat in the Northern Uplands • Upland soils are the largest carbon store in England. • 300 mt stored in English peatlands, mostly in the uplands. • Peat bogs sequester (soak up) atmospheric carbon dioxide in perpetuity, when in good condition. • Many are in poor condition and are currently emitting carbon. From Mapping values: the Vital nature of our Uplands 2010
  • 11. Shared land management issues
  • 12. Similar economic circumstances
  • 13. Our expression of Lawton • Conserve • Enhance • Expand • Connect • ‘Collaboration by design, not by accident’
  • 14. Engagement
  • 15. Joint funding bids
  • 16. Project collaborationIdentifyinghabitatnetworks andopportunities Creating new habitat networks
  • 17. Expand successful projects
  • 18. Coordinating surveys and monitoring
  • 19. Piloting new approaches?‘Off-setting’ High Nature Value Farming
  • 20. Sharing data
  • 21. Next steps• Decision from Defra• Confirm secretariat and budget• Confirm Board• Board meeting to plan first year of operation.
  • 22. A recipe for a successful LNP?• Ecological coherence’ - a strong driver for collaboration and engagement across boundaries • A core of doer organisations through which strategic objectives will be delivered • Time and energy to make the collaboration work – so there has to be “something in it” for everybody.