Wild Purbeck partnership
The Wild Purbeck partnership brought together a number of organisations to deliver the 3-year plan, more information about coordination can be found here. In addition to the Dorset AONB Team, the partners are:
Dorset County Council
- As host to the AONB Team, DCC was financially responsible. The Natural Environment Team brought expertise and lead on the woodfuel briquette project.
Dorset Wildlife Trust
- DWT lead on a number of projects including the community gateway and wetland restoration work.
- EA worked closely with the other partners to make the best links with other related initiatives including Living with a Changing Coast (LiCCo), water quality work for Poole Harbour and Wareham tidebanks
- As a major land owner and leaseholder in the area, FC contributed significant effort through their Forest Design Plan. FC lead on the high quality heathland and fire management planning projects.
- As the leading provider of farm conservation advice, FWAG Southwest lead on the advisory service, helping farmers make the most of Environmental Stewardship.
Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team
- Bringing their experience of working schools, the Jurassic Coastteam developed a schools approach for the partnership.
Kingston Maurward College
- As Dorset's college of the countryside, KMClead the practitioner training
- Another major landholder in the area, NT lead a number of projects, including archiving the Cyril Diver collection
- NE nationally had responsibility for the NIA programme. Locally, staff were involved in many of the projects, and lead on the large grazing unit.
- With their flagship reserve at Arne, RSPB lead on the saline lagoon project, and planning for climate change adaptation/
National Farmers Union
- The NFU worked closely with the land advisor team to help connect with farmers and land owners.
Country Land and Business Association
The CLA worked closley with the Wild Purbeck NIA throughout the three year project.
- Wild Purbeck NIA worked in collaboration with Wessex Water a partner of the Wild Purbeck NIA on their Poole Harbour Catchment Initiative (PHCI).
- TheWoodland Trustworked closely with Wild Purbeck throughout the three year project.