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.

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

The Countryside Officer's role 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.

The pages listed below the attachment contain more information on nature and conservation, please click on the links to examine the content.

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

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

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