Appendix 2 Action Plan Partners

Alternative Technology Centre

The Alternative Technology Centre is situated along the Rochdale Canal in Hebden Bridge. Our objective is to make sustainability achievable and simply irresistible. Working from a strong base in the community the ATC provides inspiration, accessible information and advice, practical, innovative and exciting examples. We aim to enable people to improve all aspects of their lives and their environment and to do it sustainably.

British Waterways - Aire and Calder Navigations

British Waterways' Waterway Conservation and Regeneration Group Ecologists provide advice on conservation and management of protected species and habitats and waterway biodiversity issues throughout the UK. It is the lead partner for the UK Action Plan for floating water plantain.

Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI)

Butterfly Conservation

BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers)

First point of contact for BTCV in West Yorkshire.

We can offer practical help and training in conservation skills to help people to implement biodiversity projects. Our help costs money, but we can also advise on grants that are available. BTCV is currently administering one of the NOF Greenspace projects called People's Places which could be used to implement practical community biodiversity projects in areas of deprivation.

Calder Future

Calderdale Forward

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Countryside and Forestry Unit

Development Control

Planning and Sustainable Development


Country Landowners and Business Association

Countryside Agency

Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) / Rural Development Service (RDS)

English Nature

Plan co-ordinator for unimproved grassland

Plan co-ordinator for blanket bog and upland heathland.

Environment Agency

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG)

Forestry Commission

Halifax Birdwatchers Club

An informal network of people interested in birds with no official membership. Collects and collates records and publishes an annual report. The Conservation Committee is a sub group concentrating on local bird related conservation issues. Informal get togethers for birders are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Barge and Barrel Pub at Elland Bridge. The Club is keen to receive sightings from as many people as possible and all contributors to the report are acknowledged.

Halifax Scientific Society

Knott Wood Coppicers

A small workers co-operative working in local woodlands and with various environmental projects. We are involved in forestry, tree planting and various aspects of site development including access improvements, stock proofing and living willow installations. We also give demonstrations of green wood working skills including pole lathe turning and sell locally produced woodland products such as charcoal.

National Trust

National Farmers Union (NFU)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Plan co-ordinator for twite.

Todmorden Natural History Society (TNHS)


Treesponsibility offers people a positive way to recycle their personal carbon dioxide emissions into new woodlands and hedgerows. The group's " After the Flood, the Forest" project aims to establish tree cover on steep hillsides at the head of the Upper Calder Valley as a natural form of flood protection.

Upper Calderdale Wildlife Network

United Utilities

West Yorkshire Bat Group

Voluntary group dedicated to the conservation of bats in West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Ecology

White Rose Forest

Yorkshire Naturalists Union

Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Plan co-ordinator for water voles.

Last Updated: 13/05/2016