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Local Nature Recovery Strategy

Somerset Local Nature Recovery Strategy will set local priorities and identify opportunities for co-ordinated action for nature.

Somerset Council, in collaboration with Somerset Local Nature Partnership, is currently working on a Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) for Somerset to provide a single vision for nature recovery.

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Somerset Local Nature Recovery Strategy

Somerset has some of the most spectacular habitats and wildlife in the UK, but our natural environment faces urgent and significant challenges. The recently published Somerset State of Nature Report demonstrates that we need to do much more to reverse the decline in nature and help Somerset’s wildlife to thrive. 

The UK government has made ambitious pledges to protect at least 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030 – the ‘30 x 30’ target – and we need to play our part in achieving this. All counties in England are required by law to develop a strategy to help nature’s recovery and Defra will be funding this work. 

The Somerset Local Nature Recovery Strategy will provide a framework for targeted, co-ordinated and collaborative action.

We are taking a collaborative approach and involving a wide range of people and organisations in the development of the strategy, including landowners and managers, government organisations, environmental charities, businesses, local groups and communities. Find out how to get involved below. 

 

When will the Somerset LNRS be produced? 

We are currently in the process of gathering information and feedback with a view to drawing up a draft strategy in the summer of 2024. Consultation on this draft document will then take place, with a view to publishing the completed Somerset Local Nature Recovery Strategy in late autumn 2024. 

 

Get involved – Help shape Somerset’s Local Nature Recovery Strategy 

Anyone can have a part to play in shaping this strategy and we very much encourage you to get involved. 

We’re organising events, workshops and activities to involve people in the development of the Somerset LNRS.  

We’ve launched a public survey to hear your views – so please do feel free take part. 

Somerset Local Nature Recovery Strategy survey.

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