Plan­ning a green fu­ture

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Con­sul­ta­tion on South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s draft bio­di­ver­sity strat­egy and duty im­ple­men­ta­tion plan has be­gun.

These draft doc­u­ments rep­re­sent the work the coun­cil and its part­ners are do­ing to help pro­tect and en­hance bio­di­ver­sity.

2017 marks 20 years of bio­di­ver­sity part­ner­ships in Scot­land.

South La­nark­shire was one of the first lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to de­velop a bio­di­ver­sity part­ner­ship and as­so­ci­ated ac­tion plan.

The new strat­egy shows key achieve­ments made over the past few years and how they plan to build on these suc­cesses over the next five years.

It fo­cuses on six ecosys­tems: fresh water, low­land and farm­land, peat­land, up­land, urban and wood­land.

Chal­lenges in­clude cli­mate change, in­va­sive species such as Ja­panese knotweed and the im­pact of hu­mans.

The au­thor­ity is look­ing for any feed­back and com­ments from lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang.

Go to www. south­la­nark­shire.­loads/ file/11645/bio­di­ver­si­ty_ strat­e­gy_2018-2022_ con­sul­ta­tive_­draft to view the re­port.

Con­tact in­for­ma­tion is de­tailed on the doc­u­ments. The con­sul­ta­tion runs un­til Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 1.

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