Cumbria Local Nature Recovery Strategy - Survey on Nature Recovery 2023

Closed 31 May 2024

Opened 20 Oct 2023


Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) agree priorities for nature recovery and propose actions for reversing the decline in biodiversity in a particular area. These spatial strategies are required by law under the Environment Act 2021.

The LNRS is designed to be developed and used by landowners, developers, public authorities, conservation charities, and the general public to help ensure that any work to aid in Cumbria’s nature recovery happens where it can deliver the most benefit. It will provide information on everything from the recommended locations for woodland creation to offset development, to the measures that you can implement in your back garden to make space for nature.  

Westmorland and Furness Council are the responsible authority for the Cumbria LNRS with Cumberland Council, Natural England, Lake District National Park Authority and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority as supporting authorities, and additional support provided by Cumbria Local Nature Partnership.

As part of the development of the Cumbria LNRS, organisations, and individuals with an interest in nature recovery in Cumbria are invited to provide feedback on their views of nature and biodiversity in the county.

Only Westmorland and Furness Council officers will be able to view your responses, but please be aware that the information you provide will be used to inform the preparation of the LNRS.

By providing your contact details, you agree for us to contact you in regard to the LNRS, but we will not share your details with any other parties; we will also remove your details from our database upon request.


  • Allerdale
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Carlisle
  • Copeland
  • Eden
  • South Lakeland


  • Stakeholder organisations
  • All residents


  • Environmental Sustainability