Dorset’s unique landscape is home to lots of amazing wildlife and nature areas, but like lots of other parts of the UK nature is in decline. So, we're working with local people and organisations to create a shared plan to make more, bigger, better and joined up spaces for nature across the county.

The strategy will join up all the great work already happening across Dorset and spot where more work is needed. Helping us all play our part in making sure nature thrives in Dorset and our communities are supported by a healthy environment.

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Current opportunities to get involved with nature recovery in Dorset, from helping shape the strategy to joining the network.
Closes 27 September 2024

Timeline for creating the Dorset Local Nature Recovery Strategy

This timeline summarises key points local people are helping shape the strategy, please see our full timeline for more detail.

July 2023

Dorset Council is tasked with leading strategy preparation, inviting a range of local experts to join advisory groups. Find out more.

September 2023—May 2024

Lots of ideas gathered from the advisory groups and a range of events and workshops. Find out more.

July—October 2024

A range of ways for you to help get involved will be shared on this page.

October – December 2024

Draft strategy to be shared here for statutory consultation.

January – February 2025

Final drafting of the strategy using consultation responses.

Spring/Summer 2025

Strategy approved for publication by Dorset Council, BCP Council, and Natural England.

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