Yorkshire Dales Environmental Network

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Inst of Integrative & Comparative Biolog

Abstract

YORKSHIRE DALES ENVIRONMENT NETWORK

INTRODUCTION
In the Yorkshire Dales the long interaction of people and nature has created a place with a unique mix of natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage: giving us the habitats for which the Dales are recognised and the ecosystem services which they provide. Conserving and enhancing this rich environment involves reconciling economic, conservation, social and cultural requirements, each represented by different stakeholders. Protecting these special qualities and reconciling the diverse interests thus requires effective collaboration between many stakeholders.

MISSION
Our aim is the formal creation of a network of organisations involved in the care and management of the Yorkshire Dales. The network's mission is, through changes in philosophy and practice, to achieve a step improvement in the strength and breadth of communication and collaboration between its members. This will lead to the most effective use of the diverse range of skills and resources available for the benefit of the Dales landscape and people.

BACKGROUND
The formation of the network fits with the now overwhelming recognition that conservation must be practised at the landscape scale and that environmental protection will only be made more effective through better communication and collaboration between public, private and voluntary sectors, and government and local communities. The Dales are a microcosm of the national state, and a coherent geographical and administrative region in which we can address these concerns. Formation of the network will allow partners to benefit from the latest thinking, methods and findings direct from the research community and to benefit more effectively from each other's expertise and resources. The researchers will gain access to field sites and environmental data and with the partners be able to formulate research programmes of direct relevance to the community. By acting together, the network can address environmental and biodiversity management at all levels from the site-specific to the landscape scale.

OBJECTIVES
In order to formalise and make best use of the Network we will:

i. TRAIN A COORDINATOR who will identify the partners' requirements and respond by

- RUNNING A SERIES OF EVENTS that facilitate and enhance the planning and execution of the partners' own missions. Events include;

ii. WORKSHOPS will focus primarily on the current and developing needs of the partners but promoting new initiatives. A primary aim of most workshops will be the formation of a working group of partners best equipped to address particular issues.

WORKING GROUPS arising from the workshops will be tasked with the practical implementation of actions arising from the workshops

iii. ANNUAL CONFERENCE will bring together partners to showcase the year's activities and to look to future projects and strategic development of the Network. It will bring together a wider range of partners than form the workshops and working groups, encouraging broader exchange of knowledge, expertise and collaboration. It will also be outward facing, with activities to engage public and press.

iv. EXHIBITIONS to promote the activities of the Network and encourage participation beyond the Network

v. WEBSITE development to build a lasting point of contact, information exchange and public interface

TOGETHER WE WILL:
> increase the breadth and depth of collaboration among network partners
> promote a lasting change in culture and practice in the network

Planned Impact

Impact summary not needed for KE call proposals




Copy of email from Andrew Richardson confirming this;

From: Richardson, Andrew J. [mailto:ajri@nerc.ac.uk]
Sent: 26 May 2011 14:21
To: Alison Dunn
Subject: KE Call JeS Form

Dear Alison

As discussed, this is to confirm that you don't need to fill in an Impact Summary on the JeS form. The form will need something entering for it to be accepted, but it will be fine to put 'not needed' or similar.

Regards

Andrew Richardson

Organisations

 
Description this is a knowledge exchange grant to deliver integrated evidence based conservation in the yorkshire dales region rity
outputs include:
bioblitz - engaging the public
biosecurity practices to slow the spread of invasive species improved for 2 core partners
/habitat suitability modelling to inform conservation of protected species
Exploitation Route biosecurity practices to slow the spread of invasive species are in place at 2 core partner organisations
/habitat suitability modelling is in use by partners to inform conservation of protected species
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment
 
Description Interview for Planet Earth about native/invasive species. 2012. Helps our understanding of why the endangered UK crayfish is being wiped out by the invasive species. Research into "check clean dry" campaign effectiveness has led to recommended inclusion of hot water to kill aquatic invaders. Recommendations are now included in GB Non Native species secretariat training materials; guidance to Environment Agency staff Development of a Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species steering group. The group is has drafted an Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing and is being used by stakeholders (National Trust. Natural England. Environment Agency. Nidderdale AReas of Outstanding National Beauty. Yorshire Wildlife Trust. Rivers Trust) to share and coordinate resources to tackle Invasive Non Native Species . E learning package produced "Good field work practice to slow the spread of Invasive Non Native Species". To date (2016) it has been used by technical staff, research staff and students across the university with negotiations ongoing to make available outwith the uni.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Education,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism
Impact Types Cultural,Policy & public services
 
Description influence on biosecurity policy and practice of : environment agency, rivers trust and GB non native species secretariat
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Evidence on best practice to slow spread of invasive alien species incorporated into practice of : Environment Agency Rivers Trust and into GB Non Native Species SEcretariat guidelines
 
Description Bat habitat suitability maps for the North York Moors National Park
Amount £3,300 (GBP)
Organisation North York Moors National Park Authority 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description Bat habitat suitability maps for the Northumberland National Park
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northumberland National Park Authority 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Bat habitat suitability maps for the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Amount £5,500 (GBP)
Organisation Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description Biosecurity strategies for Invasive Non-Native Species
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department Impact Accelerator Award
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Evaluation and improvement of biosecurity to prevent spread of Invasive Alien Species
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department Impact Accelerator Award
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Habitat Suitability Modelling - feasibility study to assess use of existing biological records/datasets for HSM and predictive mapping
Amount £8,700 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2013 
End 05/2013
 
Description Nidderdale bats and mines project
Amount £4,500 (GBP)
Organisation HeidelbergCement 
Sector Private
Country Germany, Federal Republic of
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2013
 
Description Water vole and white-clawed crayfish conservation at Wykeham Quarry
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation HeidelbergCement 
Sector Private
Country Germany, Federal Republic of
Start 03/2012 
End 09/2012
 
Description nerc case studensthip
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 201051309 nerc open case with the environment agency 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description nerc innovation
Amount £105,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P016766/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2017 
End 06/2019
 
Description CEFAS Invasive alien species 
Organisation Centre For Environment, Fisheries And Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution main supervisor for NERC CASE student
Collaborator Contribution CASE supervisor. Extensive contrivution of time and molecular and culture factilies
Impact doi:10.1016/j.jip.2015.04.005 DOI: 10.1002/9781118395264.ch23 DOI: 10.3354/dao02658 DOI: 10.1007/s10530-015-0875-6 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.014083 Work on biosecurity for Invasive alien species has led to improved policy and practice in Centre for Environment fisheries and Aquaculture research; , the Environment Agency; The Rivers Trust and in improved policy of the GB Non Native Species Secretariat
Start Year 2013
 
Description Environment Agency 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution main supervisor new nerc case studentship
Collaborator Contribution case supervisor nerc case studetnship
Impact Evidence from previous work has led to changes in Environmetn agency biosecurity policy and practice. Ongoing project developing biosecurity practice and uptake
Start Year 2016
 
Description MSc research projects to address Biodiversity Action Plan targets for butterflies in Yorkshire Dales National Park 
Organisation Butterfly Conservation
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration on this project was fostered by the Yorkshire Dales Environment Network
Collaborator Contribution Project work undertaken by two MSc students from University of Leeds, supervised by Dr. Chris Hassall. YDNPA, NE and Butterfly Conservation provided site data, assistance with site access and field work training.
Impact Project has contributed to delivery of targets on the YDNP Local Biodiversity Action Plan for Northern Brown Argus and Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly.
Start Year 2013
 
Description MSc research projects to address Biodiversity Action Plan targets for butterflies in Yorkshire Dales National Park 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration on this project was fostered by the Yorkshire Dales Environment Network
Collaborator Contribution Project work undertaken by two MSc students from University of Leeds, supervised by Dr. Chris Hassall. YDNPA, NE and Butterfly Conservation provided site data, assistance with site access and field work training.
Impact Project has contributed to delivery of targets on the YDNP Local Biodiversity Action Plan for Northern Brown Argus and Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly.
Start Year 2013
 
Description MSc research projects to address Biodiversity Action Plan targets for butterflies in Yorkshire Dales National Park 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on this project was fostered by the Yorkshire Dales Environment Network
Collaborator Contribution Project work undertaken by two MSc students from University of Leeds, supervised by Dr. Chris Hassall. YDNPA, NE and Butterfly Conservation provided site data, assistance with site access and field work training.
Impact Project has contributed to delivery of targets on the YDNP Local Biodiversity Action Plan for Northern Brown Argus and Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly.
Start Year 2013
 
Description MSc research projects to address Biodiversity Action Plan targets for butterflies in Yorkshire Dales National Park 
Organisation Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration on this project was fostered by the Yorkshire Dales Environment Network
Collaborator Contribution Project work undertaken by two MSc students from University of Leeds, supervised by Dr. Chris Hassall. YDNPA, NE and Butterfly Conservation provided site data, assistance with site access and field work training.
Impact Project has contributed to delivery of targets on the YDNP Local Biodiversity Action Plan for Northern Brown Argus and Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species steering group. 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leeds Univ leading development of Invasive Non Native Species steering group and development of an Invasive Non Native Species strategy for the region .
Collaborator Contribution These core partners have attended workshops and contributed to the Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing and is also being used by stakeholders in their activities
Impact Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing. Strategy is being used by stakeholders to coordinate and share best practice on Invasive species in the region
Start Year 2015
 
Description Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species steering group. 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Forestry Commission
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leeds Univ leading development of Invasive Non Native Species steering group and development of an Invasive Non Native Species strategy for the region .
Collaborator Contribution These core partners have attended workshops and contributed to the Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing and is also being used by stakeholders in their activities
Impact Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing. Strategy is being used by stakeholders to coordinate and share best practice on Invasive species in the region
Start Year 2015
 
Description Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species steering group. 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Leeds Univ leading development of Invasive Non Native Species steering group and development of an Invasive Non Native Species strategy for the region .
Collaborator Contribution These core partners have attended workshops and contributed to the Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing and is also being used by stakeholders in their activities
Impact Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing. Strategy is being used by stakeholders to coordinate and share best practice on Invasive species in the region
Start Year 2015
 
Description Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species steering group. 
Organisation Natural England
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Leeds Univ leading development of Invasive Non Native Species steering group and development of an Invasive Non Native Species strategy for the region .
Collaborator Contribution These core partners have attended workshops and contributed to the Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing and is also being used by stakeholders in their activities
Impact Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing. Strategy is being used by stakeholders to coordinate and share best practice on Invasive species in the region
Start Year 2015
 
Description Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species steering group. 
Organisation Rivers Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Leeds Univ leading development of Invasive Non Native Species steering group and development of an Invasive Non Native Species strategy for the region .
Collaborator Contribution These core partners have attended workshops and contributed to the Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing and is also being used by stakeholders in their activities
Impact Yorkshire Dales Invasive Non Native Species strategy (draft circulated2016). Strategy development in ongoing. Strategy is being used by stakeholders to coordinate and share best practice on Invasive species in the region
Start Year 2015
 
Description Article for IEEM magazine: In Practise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article written for the Institute of Environmental Management magazine: In Practise - 'Improving the evidence in evidence-based conservation'

Has stimulated debate within IEEM (now CIEEM).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBC One broadcast 'The One Show' (AMG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Communicated results of University of Leeds research, on swarming bats in Yorkshire, to general public.

Positive feedback from colleagues and on social media following broadcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Biosecurity and INNS workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop run by YDEN in conjunction with the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat.

Change in biosecurity practise by Natural England and Rivers Trust staff.
Links made between Environment Agency staff and Inland Fisheries Ireland; Cumbria Freshwater INNS Initiative and Forestry Commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Brimham Bioblitz 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Brimham Bioblitz was a YDEN event organised through a partnership of the University of Leeds, National Trust, Nidderdale AONB and North & East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre. Its aim was to engage the public in wildlife recording, working with naturalists and scientists to spot and record as many species as possible in a 24 hour period at the National Trust's Brimham Rocks site.

Around 250 members of the public took part in the event and new records were generated for the site including bats, moths and aquatic invertebrates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description CIEEM workshop 'Bats and Roads' (JDA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop run by YDEN for CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Environmental Management) members - to communicate University of Leeds research and promote its applications.

Initiated debate over mitigation on transport schemes within CIEEM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CIEEM workshop 'Biosecurity and INNS' (AD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop run by YDEN for CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Environmental Management) members - to communicate University of Leeds research and promote its applications.

Requests from CIEEM members for more information on biosecurity research and consideration by CIEEM of including biosecurity within relevant training courses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CIEEM workshop 'Habitat Suitability Modelling for bats' (JDA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop run by YDEN for CIEEM members - communicating University of Leeds research and promoting its applications to environmental practitioners.

Project initiated by CIEEM members to create bat habitat maps for Sheffield
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Discovery Zone - Aquatic invasive alien species 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Discovery Zone is held annually at University of Leeds to stimulate interest in science amongst KS2 and KS3 school pupils.

Feedback on this stand from pupils is always positive and leads to requests to return in subsequent years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
 
Description Habitat Suitability Modelling workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop run by YDEN to communicate University of Leeds research and promote the use of HSMs in conservation. Attendees included Natural England, Local Authorities, Biological Records Centres, Wildlife Trusts and other NGOs.

Workshop led to
1) funding from Northumberland NPA to develop bat maps for NNP
2) meeting with key staff at Natural England to discuss applications of HSM in land management policy and practise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ITV broadcast 'Ray Mears Wild Britain' (AMG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Communicated information about bats in the Yorkshire Dales gained through research at University of Leeds

Positive feed back from colleagues and on social media following broadcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview for Planet Earth 'Invasive crayfish success due to appetite and disease' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Planet Earth article.

Requests for further information from audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview for article in International Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Interview for article in International Innovation on 'Yorkshire Dales Environment Network'

Impact not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invasive non-native species stand at Great Yorkshire Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact YDEN ran a stand at the Great Yorkshire Show in conjunction with the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust. We were housed within the angling area and the aim was to promote freshwater biosecurity to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive non-native species. Materials included live specimens (which generated a lot of interest) and GB NNSS leaflets about the 'Check, Clean, Dry' campaign.

We received a lot of interest from the public on the day and YDRT has asked us to be involved in future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Media interest in Daubenton's bat paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release for PLoS ONE paper: Sexual segregation and flexible mating patterns in temperate bats.

Media coverage by BBC website, Radio 4 (Today Programme, Saving Species) and BBC World News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Media interest in biosecurity research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release for biosecurity and invasive non-native species research.

Media coverage including Sky News, BBC Breakfast, BBC News Online, BBC Countryfile magazine, Discovery News, Planet Earth and Daily Express.
Prompted discussion on Reddit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NERC Planet Earth podcast on 'Invasive signal crayfish' (AD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Planet Earth podcast - in conjunction with the Environment Agency.

Requests for further information from audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Public talk and bat walk as part of Ingleton Overground Underground Festival (AMG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Local public have increased awareness of bats and their conservation needs in the Yorkshire Dales.

Feedback from public to 2012 OGUG festival organisers was very positive and we were invited to participate again in 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Talk at Hanson Heidelberg Quarry Life meeting on 'Crayfish and watervole conservation in quarries' (AD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation generated lots of discussion about habitat management.

Led to physical habitat improvement works at quarries to benefit water voles and native crayfish.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Talk to NT countryside advisors on 'Landscape scale conservation' (JDA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk led to discussion about how the National Trust can apply the landscape scale approach to their conservation and land management practises.

Continued discussion between John Altringham (presenter) and NT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Talk to YDNPA land management team on 'Landscape scale conservation and mapping' (JDA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk led to discussion about how the National Park can apply the landscape scale approach to their conservation and land management practises.

Continued discussion between John Altringham (presenter) and YDNPA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Yorkshire Dales BAP Rivers Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference organised by YDEN in conjunction with the Yorkshire Dales Biodiversity Forum. Aims were to
1) provide a platform for sharing information between all those involved in management of rivers in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding catchments
2) formulate targets for the Local Biodiversity Action Plan with regard to BAP rivers

The conference/workshop discussions fed into the Local Biodiversity Action Plan, as well as two newly established River Catchment Partnerships. Links made on the day also led directly to a research collaboration between University of Leeds and Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013