This project’s focus is a landscape mosaic of mountain and moorland, forest and farmland, supporting species such as red squirrel and alpine butterflies. It is a beautiful but troubled landscape; nature is declining, and land management is often dictated by short-term interests rather than long-term sustainability. This project will work with the people that live and work in Cumbria’s lakes and dales to map a collective route towards a landscape-scale, nature-led future that connects economy, ecology and cultural identity. This project has a vision for a restored landscape, which is resilient to climate change, where a healthy ecosystem and cultural heritage are entwined, jointly supporting jobs, community, wildlife, water provision and flood protection.
Cumbrian Lakes and Dales
Connecting people and landscape in Cumbria’s Lakes and Dales