Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group
In Nottinghamshire, the Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) partnership, known as the Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group (the ‘Notts BAG’), encompasses over 50 diverse organisations. Production of the LBAP involved collaboration between a wide range of local and national organisations, and a public consultation. Published in 1998, it was one of the first LBAPs to be completed, and has been adopted by all Local Authorities operating in Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire County Council itself played an instrumental role in setting up the LBAP, and continues to be a key partner, hosting the Biodiversity Officer, who co-ordinates the work of the partnership. The LBAP provides a framework for work on nature conservation in the county, identifying priorities and setting targets in order to measure progress. It contains lists of habitats and species of conservation concern, along with targeted action plans – Habitat Action Plans (HAPs) and Species Action Plans (SAPs). Partners have a series of agreed responsibilities under each action plan, as well as under the generic actions for biodiversity. The LBAP is updated and added to as implementation progresses and knowledge improves, and all HAPs and SAPs, as well as other information, can be found on the Notts BAG website at www.nottsbag.org.uk.
Sherwood Forest Trust
The Trust was set up in 1996 to help restore the Sherwood Forest area, acting as a focus for contact, co-ordination and action. The Trust is a partnership of public and private sector interests, spearheaded by the Forestry Commission.
Greenwood Community Forest
Greenwood is Nottinghamshire's Community Forest, and is a partnership that is transforming the local landscape to make it a greener and healthier place to be - on the doorsteps of over a million people living in and around the towns of Nottinghamshire. Greenwood covers 161 square miles of west Nottinghamshire from Mansfield in the north to Nottingham in the south and from Eastwood in the west to Farnsfield in the east. It joins historic Sherwood Forest in the Northeast and curves round to Attenborough in the southwest.
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