Archive Biodiversity Forum

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:

Action Plans


Calcareous grassland habitat, © Kate Wilding


Lesser Butterfly-orchid, © Robert Goodison