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UMG Purpose:

 

To use the knowledge and experience available from members of the Group to consider specific issues and provide guidance about good practice land management in relation to those issues.  In doing this, the Group will draw on existing and new evidence, and practical experience of sustainable land management.

 

The Group will provide advice to Defra and Natural England via the USF and practical advice to land managers and stakeholders. It will be primarily a practitioner led group.

UMG Governance:

 

The Group will appoint a chairman, who may be a member of the Group, or external to it. The current Chairman is Simon Thorp, a consultant to The Heather Trust.

 

Natural England will provide secretariat support to arrange and record meetings, and circulate papers and updates.

 

The main business will be delivered through short-lived Task and Finish Groups, and the topics to be addressed will be agreed with advice from the USF.  Each T&F Group will have an appointed chair.

UMG Structure:

To use the knowledge and experience available from members of the Group to consider specific issues and provide guidance about good practice land management in relation to those issues.  In doing this, the Group will draw on existing and new evidence, and practical experience of sustainable land management.

The Group will provide advice to Defra and Natural England via the USF and practical advice to land managers and stakeholders. 

UMG Members:

 

Country Land & Business Association

Private land owner (Coverhead Farm)

Defra

Environment Agency

Fire and Rescue Services

Foundation for Common Land

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Heather Trust

Moorland Association

Moors for the Future

Moorland Restoration contractor

National Farmers Union

National Gamekeepers Organisation

National Sheep Association

Natural England

North Pennines AONB

Northumberland National Park Authority

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

University of Liverpool

University of Manchester

Uplands Alliance

Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust