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Caring for the National Park

This beautiful area of England needs special care to conserve it for future generations.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and many other organisations and individuals do a great deal of work to care for the National Park to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage, promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities and to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities.

This section talks about the practical work and projects undertaken to care for the National Park as outlined in the Authority's Corporate Plan and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan.

Our Vision

Through their passion for this special place, local people and businesses will keep the Yorkshire Dales National Park a thriving area.  Its unique cultural landscape will be treasured for its stunning scenery, exceptional heritage and wonderful wildlife, and every year millions of people will be inspired to be a part of it.

By 2040, it will be:

  • A distinctive, living, working, cultural landscape that tells the ongoing story of generations of people interacting with their environment;

  • Home to the finest variety of wildlife in England;

  • Providing an outstanding range of benefits for the nation based on its natural resources, landscape and cultural heritage, which underpin a flourishing local economy;

  • A friendly, open and welcoming place with outstanding opportunities to enjoy its special qualities;

  • Resilient and responsive to the impacts of climate change, storing more carbon each year than it produces;

  • Home to strong, self-reliant and balanced communities with good access to the services they need.

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