ACTION PLAN – Core Plans  - All Compartments.

Theme - Wildlife

CODE


ISSUES


ACTION


OUTCOME


KEY ORGANISATION


TIMESCALE


FUNDING


W1


Requirement for habitat surveys for nature conservation designated sites throughout the WLCP including SSSI’s, LNR’s, SEGI’s and LNA’s.


Identify key areas of designated greenspace requiring survey work; undertake appropriate ecological surveys using LCC Officers and contracted ecologists ; involve local groups and individuals with ID and surveying skills where appropriate.


Helps understanding of the range of habitats and the best means of managing and monitoring them; may identify potential designated sites; 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.


Forestry Commission, Natural England, Parks & Countryside.




W2


Requirement for  specific management plans for all key nature conservation  designated sites (SSSI’s; LNR’s; SEGI’s and LNA’s)


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


Helps understanding of the range of habitats / ecology, and the best means of managing and monitoring 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.




2009 - 2012.

Annual review each year.






Forestry Commission, Natural England,Parks & Countryside.




W3


Undertake programmes of practical habitat management as defined by the nature conservation management plans.


Adopt annual action plans drawn up in nature conservation management plans; monitor effectiveness of management.


Enhancement of sites; reduction in atypical/invasive species.


Parks & Countryside.




Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




W4


invasive and notifiable weeds along watercourses and other land managed by Parks & Countryside.


Identify  and map problem areas throughout the WLCP; apply appropriate herbicide.


Isolation and eventual reduction in invasive and notifiable weeds detrimental to the native vegetation.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




W5


Funding for nature conservation projects.


Identify sources of funding available to fund ecological surveys and practical management.


Increased revenue to achieve identified needs and resolve issues.


Parks & Countryside.




Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside.




W6


Volunteering opportunities in Nature Conservation.


Identify suitable programme of works; advertise volunteering opportunities to local community; identify established groups interested in volunteering.


Increases sense of involvement and pride of place for local communities and other user groups; good for health and well-being; helps overall enhancement of nature conservation sites.


Parks & Countryside. 


Ongoing.



Parks & Countryside.




W7


All Community Parks within the WLCP boundary should meet the Leeds Quality Park Standard in terms of the conservation and enhancement of their natural features, landscapes and biodiversity.


Carry out a LQP audit and assessment of each Community Park within the Country Park in terms of the wildlife habitats and biodiversity they support; identify improvements which need to be made and funding required; undertake improvements and monitor.


Increased visitor satisfaction and visits to Community Parks across the WLCP.


Parks & Countryside.


Ongoing.


Parks & Countryside, Green Leeds, Section 106.


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