Planning a green future
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. gov.uk/downloads/ 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.