Balancing moorland recreational use with natural resources and wildlife

Why?

Linking our natural resources with the well-being of the nation is a key ambition of this project.

A key principle of the project is to achieve a workable and long-term balance between nature and people, including those who earn a living from the moors and those who enjoy them for recreation. It is the classic sustainable development mix of environment, economy and society.

Through a collaboration of all interested parties, this landscape scale project is engaging with & generating participation from multiple local stakeholders so that everything from bird life to tourism has an opportunity to thrive.

The Powys moors are used by walkers, horse riders, dog walkers, motorbike riders, 4X4 vehicles and we are running a programme of talks to educate each group so that their recreation is not at the expense of the wildlife or damaging the landscape.

We are implementing innovative tools to better explain Open Access to encourage people to use the land responsibly particularly during the spring bird breeding season.

The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (2015) is an ambitious Act adopted by Welsh Government which seeks to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well being of Wales and sets the platform for all decisions made.

The PMP aligns its work according with the Act. These are: A globally responsible Wales, A prosperous Wales A resilient Wales, A healthier Wales, A more equal Wales, A Wales of cohesive communities A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language.

The Powys Moorland Partnership is an ambitious and exciting 3 year collaborative project to improve large areas of moorland by:

promoting moorland biodiversity

managing heather habitats

balancing moorland recreation with natural resources and wildlife

engaging with local communities

This project is funded from the Sustainable Management Scheme under the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities Rural Development Programme

Keep in touch, get involved.

We will be putting on various events over the next 6 months. If you would like to get involved, have some ideas please contact Catherine on urmyc.sdnalroomsywop@tcatnoc

Powys Moorland Partnership