Due to a Heritage Lottery Fund a Morecambe Bay conservation scheme is going ahead. Long-term, residents and visitors expect several threatened species to return the area. It’s a great victory for those who have worked hard. Now, with the expected appointment of four restoration officers, the long process can begin. It is their job to improve land for such native threatened species as dormouse, freshwater pearl mussel, natterjack toad, and oyster plant. The scheme brings together Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Forestry Commission, Natural England and University of Cumbria.
About the Morecambe Bay Conservation Plan
However, conservationists do not expect the four species already mentioned to be the and of their work. Morecambe Bay Conservation plan may later include 12 further reintroduced species. The area is Designated Special Area of Conservation (DSAC). The area is famous for the town of Morecambe and its impressive seaside history. But that is not all there is, however. The large estuary south of the Lake District in Cumbria is locally vital vital for native and seasonal species . An impressive 310 km2, it’s the UK’s largest area of intertidal mudflat and sand. It’s vital to local ecology and nationally important with it.
Visitors are drawn to the fascinating landscape of multiple rivers creating seven “islands” in the estuary, Yet these areas are also wildlife havens, They’ve drawn visitors for hundreds of years. Furthermore, the striking landscape of mountain to the west and river meandering through the land has had royal visitors and appointed guides. Until the railway opened, the only way across was on foot or by ferry. The former was problematic at high tide and the latter a problem at low tide. Heritage Lottery Fund continues to improve the lives of people and preserve the British natural landscape for future generations.