Cumbria Local Nature Recovery Strategy - Pilot Scheme

In August 2020 the government announced that Cumbria will be 1 of 5 Pilot areas trialling the development of a Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS).  

The purpose of the LNRS is to restore and link up habitats so that species can thrive, and agree the best places to help nature recover, plant trees and woodland, restore peatland, mitigate flood and fire risk, and create green spaces for local people to enjoy.   With an agreed LNRS in place, the nature recovery work of everyone in Cumbria  - from the  designated landscapes and large conservation partnerships, to farmers, local businesses and community groups- can help to deliver a bigger, better and more joined up nature recovery network across the whole of the county.

Cumbria County Council is leading this project.  Working with a wide range of partnerships, organisations and individuals that have an interest or influence in nature recovery will be key to developing an effective strategy for the county.   An initial online engagement event was held on 4 November and further events are planned.

Regular update bulletins and further information will be posted here.  To sign up for updates or for more information on how to get involved with the LNRS Pilot please contact the Cumbria LNRS project manager: 

Rachel Whaley
Telephone. 07917 076815
Email: rachel.whaley@cumbria.gov.uk