Local Geodiversity Action Plans (LGAPs)
The geological landscape affects us all. It
influences urban and rural development, land use, building practice
and choice of raw materials. And now there’s a growing realisation
that everyone has a role to play in geoconservation.
Local Geodiversity Action Plans (LGAPs) recognise this. They do
so by establishing broad local partnerships with common goals for
geoconservation and the sustainable use of geodiversity resources.
Partnership members include representatives from the local
authorities, conservation agencies, RIGS group, businesses,
landowners and industries.
LGAPs break up the complexity of geoconservation into small,
manageable actions. Members of local partnerships have
responsibility for carrying out these actions. Members also
constantly revise the plans to reflect progress and the need to
identify new priorities.
Wales’ first LGAP was produced for Anglsesey. Another is
currently being prepared for the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Fforest Fawr (Brecon Beacons)