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Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

Wild Ennerdale is very grateful for the funding and support of English Nature

Wild Ennerdale –Seeing Nature in Charge


Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

Beginnings

  • NT and FC discussions about working together in 2000

  • Needed a shared Vision if going to work together

  • Spent 3 years brainstorming with local people and invited guests

  • Wild concept came out of brainstorming and trying to understand the character of the valley.

  • Recognition of Ennerdale Water as important characteristic so invited UU to join

  • Partnership formalised in September 2003 through Memorandum of Agreement

  • Applies to combined UU, FC & NT land ownership - 4300ha


Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

FC Involvement

  • England Forestry Strategy – timber a by product of managing land not sole purpose

  • Champions - Local staff interest and enthusiasm, support & involvement of senior managers

  • Declining Economics of Timber Production

  • Change and development in FC organisational culture

  • Established Forest Design Plan

  • process

  • Positive NT approach

  • and UU enthusiasm


Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

Vision

“ To allow the evolution of Ennerdale as a wild valley for the benefit of people relying more on natural processes to shape its landscape and ecology”


Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

The Partnership today

  • NT, UU & FC working together in day to day and longer term plans

  • Partner meetings every 6 to 8 weeks as required to update progress and scope new work

  • Principally 4 People making decisions

  • Project Officer, acts as co-ordinator and first line of contact

  • Funded by partners & English Nature

  • English Nature a big supporter

  • Advisory group of 15-20 experts

  • Liason group,neighbours.

  • community, NGO’s


Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

The Partnership today

  • Partners divide up workload according to individual skills

  • Not actively targeted media, more word of mouth, first press release in 5 yrs yesterday

  • Website prime form of communication

  • Public events and liaison group meetings when something to consult on

  • Specific meetings for specific

  • groups eg farming community,

  • Government agencies

  • Still very much in development

  • No finish date

  • No defined end point


Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

Wild Ennerdale – What Next 2005/6


Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

What Next - Stewardship Plan

  • Describing the valley and its special qualities, the partnership and how we propose to allow the valley to develop.

  • About reducing mans impact to a level where natural process are free to shape the future look and feel of the valley.

  • Promoting positive features that contribute to an increasing sense of wildness

  • Removing/reducing negative detracting features.

  • Changing the future path of the valleys landscape will require an initial phase of intervention

  • Principal partnership document

  • Published soon


Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

Sustainability Issues

  • Bridging the Gap – International Conference

  • A great opportunity to spend time thinking about the issues which hinder the development of Wild Ennerdale (WE)

  • June 2006 Workshop

  • Partners Discussion

  • Advisory group discussion

  • Final Paper – 6 Separate Issues

  • Management Scale

  • Nature Conservation

  • Social & Cultural

  • Economic

  • Farming & Forestry

  • Value of Wild Land


Wild ennerdale seeing nature in charge

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