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Walking through Hay meadows Lower Winskill, Yorkshire Dales National Park

D6 – Interactive habitat network map

By 2020 produce an online, interactive habitat network map that helps farmers and land managers to develop connected, climate-resilient habitats

How the local partners are doing on this objective

Progress: Re:Cover – the interactive habitat map has been completed and is now available to view on the National Park Authority’s website.

Press releases & related articles:

19 January 2021 – Farmers recommend new mapping tool

Rationale: :  The Lawton Report in 2010 highlighted the need to make habitats not only bigger and better but also more joined-up.  Joining up areas of semi-natural habitat makes them more robust/resilient, and allows species to move through landscapes more easily.  Collectively, the partners in the Yorkshire Dales Biodiversity Forum hold the most detailed and extensive habitat data for any area in England.  This needs to be made widely and easily available so it can be used to target future work.

Lead partner:  Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Supporting partners: Natural England; Forestry Commission; Northern Upland Chain Local Nature Partnership; Yorkshire Dales Farming & Land Management Forum

Further information:       NUCLNP map

Cost over 5 years:             £50,000

Funding shortfall:             None

Related objectives:            A1; A7; C1; C2; D2; D3; D5

Ecosystem services: Biodiversity; Pollination; A sense of place and inspiration

Trade-offs:    None

Baseline: No map.