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Northern Heartlands Tree Planting in Lunedale

Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected – Northern Heartlands

The North Pennines AONB Partnership and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are working in partnership to deliver this major natural heritage project that focuses on the landscape and communities of Upper Teesdale (NE Region) and Upper Swaledale. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Tees-Swale: naturally connected is a truly innovative, ground-breaking initiative that collaborates with farmers and landowners across an 845 sq km area to put farming at the heart of nature and nature at the heart of land management.  Northern Heartlands is supporting the project which will use creativity and the arts as part of the public engagement strand of the programme, broadening awareness of the biodiversity in the area, volunteering to support carbon sequestration programmes and encouraging more visitors to the landscape.

Northern Heartlands
Photos courtesy of: Ruth Starr-Kedd

We encourage our partners and supporters to share their examples of good practice in tackling the climate emergency, reversing ecological collapse and delivering a just transition. NEECCo does not undertake to quality assure these case studies, and inclusion of a case study on this website does not imply endorsement of the project by NEECCo or by its partners.

Some case studies will feature organisations who are involved in fossil fuel industries, or who are open to challenge on other aspects of their performance in relation to our objectives. NEECCo recognises that if we are to reach our ambitious objectives, all organisations and individuals within the north east will need to adapt their behaviour and actions. We want our case studies to encourage this process. Our commitment to achieving a just transition from a carbon-based economy to a green economy requires us to encourage positive steps wherever they are to be found. 

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