Middle Level Commissioners - Conservation


Within the Middle Level Catchment there are three Major National Nature Reserves at Woodwalton Marsh, Monks Wood and Holme Fen as well as a number of smaller sites of more local interest. The Commissioners have a statutory duty to further nature conservation in the performance of their functions and operate a specific conservation strategy, which forms a basis for all their river maintenance operations. There is also a close working relationship with Natural England, in particular through the Conservation Committee, which includes representatives of the Commissioners, the Environment Agency, Natural England and the local Wildlife Trusts.

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