Land manager and farmer engagement

Published: 08 February 2024

North Yorkshire Council would like to invite you to a local in-person event for farmers and land managers (please see dates and locations below), to consider how nature can be encouraged alongside your business.

Actions for nature not only improve prospects for wildlife but can also help your business become more resilient to the effects of climate change and deliver wider environmental benefits.

We are keen to hear your views and learn from your local knowledge and expertise in managing land and food production, so that we can feed this into the emerging Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) for North Yorkshire and York, which the council is preparing following our appointment by Defra.

The LNRS is expected to better assist farmers and land managers to access Environmental Land Management schemes (ELMs) incentives and Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) opportunities, by guiding where actions for nature in their areas will be most beneficial. The LNRS will be a useful resource on which farmers and land managers can draw to inform their applications for funding.

We are working in partnership with the National Farmers Union (NFU) and will be holding daytime and evening events across the county in late-February and would welcome your views and for you to learn more about the LNRS. Places are limited to 25 people per event and all events will be followed by a light meal.

Please register your place at one of our events through Eventbrite using the links below:

Monday 19 February from 11am to 12.30pm at Thirsk Auction Mart

Tuesday 20 February from 11am to 12.30pm at Selby Auction Mart

Thursday 22 February from 11am to 12.30pm at Skipton Auction Mart

Monday 26 February from 11am to 12.30pm at Fletcher's Farm Coffee Shop, Great Ayton

Tuesday 27 February from 7pm to 8.30pm at The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton

Wednesday 28 February from 11am to 12.30pm at Ripon Community House

Wednesday 28 February from 7pm to 8.30pm at Malton and Norton RUFC, Malton