What do we do for Wildlife?

What do we do for Wildlife?

The Council has various duties through its planning functions but in addition it is involved in the following areas of work.

 

  • Maintains the Broxtowe Wildlife Forum Group working with a range of partners to enhance biodiversity in the borough

  • Helps to develop the Boroughs Green Infrastructure Strategy

  • Valley of FlowersWorks closely with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust maintaining a service level agreement for ecological expertise

  • Supports Local "Friends of" Groups with work days and events

  • Core partners with CEMEX and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust managing Attenborough Nature Reserve

  • Actively addresses the "Biodiversity Duty" internally e.g. incorporation of features in maintenance and new works, officer and contractor training and site management changes

  • Pro-active in seeking ways of working with partners in both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to improve biodiversity in the Erewash Valley

  • Maintains a TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) programme of habitat improvements on council sites

  • Declaration of LNRs (Local Nature Reserves)

  • Produces site management plans

  • Tree planting

  • Supports the local Barn Owl Project

  • Supports Groundwork Greater Nottingham to promote environmental education in schools.


Contact

Nature Conservation
tel: 0115 917 3507