ACTION PLAN – Compartment 5 - Farnley Plateau

Theme - Wildlife

CODE


ISSUE


ACTION


OUTCOME


KEY ORGANISATION


TIMESCALE


FUNDING


F/W1


Habitat and wildlife surveys for designated nature conservation sites, including Nan Whin’s Wood, Silver Royd Hill, Farnley Fish Pond.






Liaise with Wildlife and Countryside section; identify survey methodology and source funding and personnel to undertake survey work; involve local groups wherever possible.


Helps improve the range of habitats and the best means of managing and monitoring them; reduces risk of degradation/destruction of habitats through inappropriate management; helps to dictate location of other planned facilities without causing damage with risk of prosecution; enhances LCC reputation

as a responsible land manager; input by local people.


Parks & Countryside.


2008 – 2011.


Parks & Countryside, Forestry Commission, Natural England.




F/W2


Requirement for  specific nature conservation management plans for key designated sites, including Nan Whin’s Wood, Silver Royd Hill, Farnley Fish Pond.


Undertake appropriate ecological surveys; draw up prescriptions and annual action plans for practical management to conserve and enhance the current mosaic of habitats.


Helps conserve the range of habitats/ecology, and identify the best means of managing and monitoring key sites;  reduction in risk of degradation/destruction of habitats through inappropriate management; helps to dictate location of other planned facilities on sites  without causing damage and risk of prosecution; enhances LCC reputation as a responsible land manager.


Parks & Countryside, Local Stakeholder Groups.




2009 - 2012.


Parks & Countryside, Forestry Commission, Natural England.




F/W4


Habitat management in Nan Whin’s Wood, Silver Royd Hill, Farnley Fish Pond.


Undertake management as identified in the management and action plans; source funding and identify staff and volunteers to undertake projects.


Helps to conserve and enhance  the range of habitats; encourages wildlife to colonise and spread across the compartments; creates complementary habitats where appropriate.


Parks & Countryside, Local Stakeholder Groups.




Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside, Forestry Commission.


F/W5


Coverage of duckweed (Lemna spp.) in Farnley Fish Pond.


Identify degree of problem; if causing de-oxygenisation of water in summer, seek to reduce coverage by initial physical removal and disposal, followed by introducing non-invasive floating leaved water plants such as white water lily/broad-leafed pondweed to help shade Lemna out.


Reduction in coverage of duckweed and the possible harmful effects to other pond life due to de-oxygenisation.




Parks & Countryside, Environment Agency, Local Stakeholder Groups.




2008 – 2010.


Parks & Countryside.


F/W6


Restoration of the wildflower meadow adjacent to Farnley Balancing Reservoir LNA (at junction of Tong Road and Pudsey Road)


Rotovate and reseed the area of wildflower meadow with an appropriate native wildflower mix; manage the meadow with a cut in early autumn (Mid Sept.) and removal of the arisings.


Increased biodiversity value due to presence of native wildflowers which will attract nectar loving plants and will also add diversity for local people.


Parks & Countryside, Friends of Farnley Reservoir, Yorkshire  

  Water.


2008 – 2009 for reseeding and ongoing management.


Area Committee, Parks & Countryside.


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