Published in support of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan for black grouse

England Biodiversity Action Plan

The England Black Grouse Steering Group oversees the delivery of the UK BAP in England. Much of this is managed through a dedicated Recovery Project, operating principally in the North Pennines.

The secretariat to the EBAP is the North Pennines Black Grouse Recovery Project. For more information, contact Phil Warren, The Gillett, Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Co Durham DL12 0HA. Tel: 01833 622208. E-mail:

Local Biodiversity Action Plans
The primary purpose of LBAPs is to focus resources through local partnerships to implement conservation action for the priority habitats and species and locally important wildlife and sites. The content of the LBAPs are informed and guided by national priorities and targets, but seek to reflect the values of local people and provide a focus for local initiatives. The English population of black grouse is largely covered by four LBAPs.

Durham: Action for Wildlife - The Durham Biodiversity Plan. Contact point: Andy Lees

Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Contact point: Graham Megson

Northumberland National Park. Contact point: Gillian Thompson

Yorkshire Dales National Park: Nature in the Dales - a local Biodiversity Action Plan for the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Contact point: Tim Thom

More details about the Black Grouse EBAP will be published here soon.

Click here for more information about the England Biodiversity Group.