About the partnership
From an idea by local naturalist, Deborah Millward, has sprung the Wensleydale Project - a catchment scale landscape initiative within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has become a partnership of organisations, businesses, individuals and groups which have been brought together by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust (YDRT) with the sole aim of improving the environment of Wensleydale and its tributary dales for the benefit of people and nature.
About the Strategy
The partnership has produced an evidence based catchment plan which identifies the key issues affecting the Wensleydale catchment and their potential solutions. This plan is based on an extensive review of data held by partner organisations, liaison with the local farming community and local people. This has guided its development and its focus, ensuring all interest groups are involved and engaged.
From this, we have agreed a shared vision for the catchment and produced a strategy to work towards it. This strategy sets out clear Themes, Aims, Actions and timescales. Both the strategy and the plan are working documents which will be updated as new information becomes available