Update September 2023: The consultation is now closed and we are reviewing consultation responses. We anticipate the final plan to be published later in 2023.
Over the last year the Forest of Bowland AONB team have been talking to farmers, landowners and land managers, along with a range of other environmental organisations and recreational user groups to help develop a 'Nature Recovery Plan' for the area.
Although the Forest of Bowland still hosts some amazing nature and wildlife, like the rest of the UK, the area is also experiencing a general decline in biodiversity. The Nature Recovery Plan seeks to set out ways to reverse these declines. The plan sets out a vision for a landscape richer in nature and some of the actions that could deliver this vision.
We'd really value your views on the following DRAFT PLAN. We'd like to know if it fits with your ideas for a more nature-rich AONB, if it is focussing on the most important nature, and what, if anything, you think you might be able to do to support more nature in our landscape.
Closing date for the consultation is Friday 1st September.