Poole Harbour from Arne by Sue Macpherson ARPS

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.

Environment Agency

  • 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

Forestry Commission

  • 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.

FWAG Southwest

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

National Trust

  • Another major landholder in the area, NT  lead a number of projects, including archiving the Cyril Diver collection

Natural England

  • NE nationally had responsibility for the NIA programme.  Locally, staff were involved in many of the projects, and lead on the large grazing unit.


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.

Wessex Water

  •  Wild Purbeck NIA worked in collaboration with Wessex Water a partner of the Wild Purbeck NIA on their Poole Harbour Catchment Initiative (PHCI).

Woodland Trust

  • TheWoodland Trustworked closely with Wild Purbeck throughout the three year project.



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