Ryedale District Council

Nature and conservation

Ryedale District Council works to undertake countryside management projects to benefit important wildlife species and habitats. Much of this work is carried out with a variety of partners within the district area.

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The role of the Countryside Officer, based at Ryedale District Council is to:

  • Provide advice and support to landowners, farmers, interested groups and individuals who wish to carry out practical projects to benefit wildlife and landscape.
  • Advise farmers and landowners on the governments agri-environmental  schemes.
  • Co-ordinate and implement the Ryedale Biodiversity Action Plan in conjunction with the Ryedale Biodiversity Partnership Group. Please visit the Ryedale District Council Biodiversity Action Plan for the latest information. 
  • Work with others to safeguard the most important wildlife sites in Ryedale including Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs).
  • Access funding to support small, targeted projects that benefit important species and habitats.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of the wildlife resource in Ryedale.
  • Provide a ecological input to Ryedale District Council's other activities including development management, street scene and property management  work.

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FileNo of pagesFile sizeCreated
Download this file (Ryedale_Biodiversity_Action_Plan_2007.pdf)Ryedale Biodiversity Action Plan542705 kB07-2014

For further information please contact the Countryside Officer at Ryedale District Council on 01653 600666 or e-mail .

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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House, Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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