The project vision is to “create a vibrant, natural and cultural diverse landscape within the Faughan Valley that the whole community understands, and is engaged with, making it a sustainable landscape for living”. The Project involves a working partnership between RAPID, Derry City & Strabane District Council and The Woodland Trust
- Integrate conservation and restoration of priority habitats and associated priority species and examples of built heritage features, ancient monuments and landscape features.
- Ensure effective communication and involvement with land owners/managers, local communities and other user groups, in decision making and project delivery.
- Encourage greater understanding and enjoyment of, and involvement in, the area’s natural, cultural and built heritage amongst local communities, visitors and currently under-represented groups
- Work in partnership with similar projects throughout the area and aid the development of continuous habitat links and tourist routes across the region by providing a framework for managing the Faughan Valley at the landscape scale.
The project is based around the following specific themes:
- Conserving our natural, cultural and built heritage
- Working with communities
- Access and interpretation development programme
- Training and skills.
For further information please contact Rural Development Manager Philip O’Kane Philip@rapidni.com or Project Officer Lisa McMenamin Lisa@rapidni.com