Horsham District Nature Recovery Network (Version 1, August 2021)
Since the seed of inception of the Wilder Horsham District Project, mapping our ambitions for nature’s recovery has been a priority.
In this document, we set out how a Nature Recovery Network could potentially be developed for Horsham District, taking advantage of the existing areas with biodiversity value or high biodiversity potential, and considering how they could be improved and linked together.
The Horsham NRN map work is aspirational, demonstrating what could be achieved and where action could be targeted to reverse the biodiversity crisis. However, the Network and Nature Recovery are reliant on the good-will and expertise of land-owners and land-managers for delivery.
The goal of the Wilder Horsham District project is to work with land-managers and communities at all levels right across the district to help integrate nature recovery and connectivity into the many different land-uses. This document is not intended to dictate how any land-manager should manage their land but rather to highlight those areas that have particular features that give them high nature potential.
This is only the first iteration of the NRN map. It is based on the available evidence, but as the project progresses and more data is added or becomes available the map will be further refined.
We have been overwhelmed by the positive response and interest from landowners, community groups, and individuals since the project's inception. If you would like to help contribute to the network, do get in touch via our email [email protected] We would love to hear from you.