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Dorset LNP Annual Forum 2022

Land Management Supporting the Nature and Climate Emergencies This year’s annual forum DLNP aimed to shine a light on the how agriculture and land management in Dorset can, and already is, addressing the ecological and climate emergencies, through nature-based solutions by sharing some brilliant examples of work within the county. ffinlo Costain from Farmwel and …

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Right Tree in the Right Place for the Right Reason Webinar

Colleagues from the Forestry Commission who led a fantastic webinar for Dorset LNP on 6 December 2021 on the Right Tree in the Right Place for the Right Reason. Information from the webinar is now available. Presentation Webinar Recording (89mins) Chat discussion If you have any queries please email:

New Board Member Recruitment

We’re recruiting up to five new members to join the Dorset LNP Board. Are you passionate about Dorset’s environment? Do you want to help influence decision making about our natural world? Do you have skills, experience and influence to help us shape the future? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you. Four …

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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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