Your chance to help write a strategy for nature recovery

We want to know what you think about nature and wildlife in your local area. What are your favourite places? How do you like to spend time in nature? And what birds, animals, and insects do you love to see? By letting us know what is important to you, you’ll be helping to develop plans to make more space for nature in Cumbria, and we’ll share your priorities and ideas with the organisations who look after local green spaces, nature reserves, and the countryside.

We’re asking these questions as part of a process to develop a Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) – every part of England will be producing one as they’re required by law under the Environment Act 2021. Once it’s written, everyone in Cumbria will be able to use it to make sure that work to create and manage wildlife habitat is done in a way that brings the most benefits to people and nature.

Westmorland and Furness Council are leading the work on developing the Local Nature Recovery Strategy working closely with Cumberland Council, Natural England, Lake District National Park Authority and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and supported by Cumbria Local Nature Partnership, but we want to hear what matters to you…

…whether you love watching the garden birds, enjoy an epic day exploring the fells, or are more at home rock-pooling by the sea, your views on nature are really important.

Privacy Notice:

Only the LNRS Core Team will be able to view your responses, but please be aware that the information you provide will be used to inform the preparation of the LNRS. By providing your contact details, you agree for us to contact you in regard to the LNRS, but we will not share your details with any other parties; we will also remove your details from our database upon request.

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* 1. I confirm that I have read the privacy notice and wish to continue with the survey.