Pastoral views of Dorset

Biodiversity Recovery Workshops

In February 2021, Dorset LNP ran two Biodiversity Recovery workshops, one for terrestrial and one for marine biodiversity. The aim of the sessions was to begin preparing for development of the Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS), coming through the Environment Bill. The workshops focused on the statement of biodiversity priorities element of the future strategies. …

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Nature Recovery in Weymouth and Portland

As part of a project funded by Natural England, the LNP has supported some nature recovery preparatory in Weymouth and Portland. A webinar was held in July 2021 to report on the work. The presentations are available below. Introduction to NRN project and NE funding – Maria Clarke Weymouth and Portland Corridors and Stepping Stones …

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Dorset Annual Forum 2021

The 2021 Annual Forum was held on 4 March, via Zoom due to the pandemic. A Recording of the Annual Forum is now available (see time-stamps for individual speakers below) – presentations are also available below. 9.30        Welcome and Introduction to the Forum – Luke Rake (Chairman, Dorset LNP) (0:0:00) 9.40        Value of Nature Recovery …

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Biodiversity Audits

Dorset Environmental Record Centre and Dorset Wildlife Trust have produced updated biodiversity audits for Dorset LNP. These documents will inform future work such as the development of Local Nature Recovery Networks (coming out of the Environment Bill). Biodiversity Audit 2021 Audit Species Spreadsheet 2021 Marine Biodiversity Audit 2021 (to be added shortly) For more information …

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Welcome to New Board Members

Following launching our board member recruitment in October, the December 2020 Board meeting welcomed four new independent board members: Pete Etheridge Lee Hardy Durwyn Liley Felicity Rice Thank you to everyone who applied, we were really pleased with the high standard of all the applicants. The meeting also welcomed new BCP Council representative Cllr Mark …

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Board Member Recruitment 2020

Are you a keen advocate for Dorset’s natural environment? Are you committed to champion the benefits of our environment for wildlife, people and the economy? Do you want to help embed the environment into decision making in the county, supporting nature’s recovery, natural capital and nature-based solutions? The Dorset LNP Board is looking to appoint …

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Draft Dorset Ecological Network Mapping

DERC has undertaken a review of the Dorset Ecological Network Maps for Dorset LNP and we are undertaking an informal engagement on the draft maps below. We welcome comments on the maps until end of Wednesday 15 July. A revision to the guidance document is being finalised. The Maps will be fed into the evidence …

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Picnic in the Park: Living Well, Loving Nature

Working with Active Dorset, Dorset AONB and Public Health Dorset, and local partners, Dorset LNP has co-hosted a series of public events to raise awareness of the benefits of using nature to support wellbeing – Picnic in the Park: Living Well, Loving Nature. The first event was held in Dorchester in September 2018, following an …

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Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

Dorset LNP and Dorset LEP jointly hosted a workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Dorset on 18 June 2019. The event was supported by Chapman Lily Planning Ltd and Kingston Maurward College.

A Report from the event has now been published:

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