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Yorkshire Dales Biodiversity Forum

Nature in the Dales is the website of the Yorkshire Dales Biodiversity Forum, hosted and developed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Our Vision

The Yorkshire Dales Biodiversity Forum’s vision is ‘To promote biodiversity conservation in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and to encourage greater understanding and involvement of people in looking after their natural environment.’

What we do

The Forum meets quarterly, shares information and collaborates to support and coordinate biodiversity conservation within the National Park, for example providing advice and expertise to develop objectives for the National Park Management Plan.

Our members

The Forum has members representing a wide range of organisations and individuals who work and have an interest in biodiversity conservation in the area.

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Peter Welsh

Independent Rep

(Forum Chair)


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Graham Jackson-Pitt

Cumbria Wildlife Trust


Kathryn Lillistone

Environment Agency


Nancy Stedman

Friends of the Dales


John Lamb

Lancashire Wildlife Trust


Steve Carver

Leeds University


Elizabeth Sullivan

National Trust


Anne Readshaw

Natural England


Chris Jones

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds


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Chris Alder

Upper Wharfedale Field Society


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Gordon Haycock

Wharfedale Naturalists


Professor Jonathan Grey

Wild Trout Trust


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Jack Hirst

Woodland Trust


Ian McPherson

Ian McPherson

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Member Champion for the Natural Environment)


Helen Keep

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Senior Farm Conservation Advisor)


Nicola Child

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Senior Trees & Woodlands Officer)


Tony Serjeant

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Senior Wildlife Conservation Officer)


Ken Readshaw

Yoredale Natural History Society


Catherine Mercer

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust


Sarah Clarke

Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust


Matthew Snelling

Yorkshire Peat Partnership


Graham Standring

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Contact us

For more information please contact the Forum Secretariat at wildlifeconservation@yorkshiredales.org.uk.