The Urban Heaths Partnership is made up of 10 organisations working together to protect and enhance the Dorset heathlands.
The Partnership’s aim is to alleviate urban pressures on the Dorset heaths brought about by new residential development in the area.
This is achieved with a combination of wardening, an inclusive education programme, access management and fire risk assessment and heath management.
There are several strands of monitoring to establish baseline data and to gauge success of work and projects.
A core team of staff is funded jointly from developer contributions collected by each Local Planning Authority from development within 5km of a heathland site. Dorset County Council employs the team on behalf of the partnership.