The Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) for the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 'Nature in the Dales: 2020 Vision' sets out our aspirations for action between 2010 and 2020, aiming to conserve and enhance the biodiversity within the National Park.

LBAP Trends and Status Review

The Local Biodiversity Action Plan Trends and Status Review is the second comprehensive review of progress undertaken by the 'Nature in the Dales: 2020 Vision'. The first report was published in 2013, this new review builds on this work, covering the period 2013-2016. Only data for the pre-boundary extension area of the National Park has been used, it does not include any records from the parts of Lancashire and Cumbria that were designated as part of the YDNP on 1st August 2016.

It includes the results of an extensive programme of survey and monitoring work, undertaken by many different organisations and individuals since 2010.  This report details the number of actions and targets due to be implemented between 2013 and 2016, summarising the key achievements in delivering the over-arching actions, and determines whether the two primary 2016 objectives have been reached.

Yorkshire Dales Rivers Conference 2013

The Yorkshire Dales Biodiversity Forum decided to host a conference in order to progress the work on rivers within the National Park. Rivers are a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) habitat.

The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Conference was held on 1 November 2013 at Craven College in Skipton. The Conference consisted of a morning of presentations followed by workshops in the afternoon. For more information on the Conference, download the conference report:

The following presentations were given in the morning of the Conference. They can be downloaded using the links below.

The afternoon of the Conference consisted of a series of workshops on the following themes:

You can read the discussions from the afternoon workshops by downloading the workshop notes.

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2020 Vision Conference

A conference was held on 2 October 2010 in Middleham in preparation for the new LBAP. It included a celebration of the successes of Nature in the Dales 2000-2010 and to bring to the attention the forthcoming Nature in the Dales: 2020 Vision. There was a focus on a coordinated approach to the new set of Biodiversity Action Plans. The day was a great success: it was well received and stimulated a lot of discussion.

Below are links to the presentations given at the conference:

2020 Vision Consultation

A consultation on the draft plan took place in autumn 2010. Many thanks to all of those who were able to respond with useful and constructive comments. These have influenced the final version of the plan. A summary of the consultation can be downloaded below: