The ecology of North East Lincolnshire is interesting and vaied, with the Humber Estuary to the north of the area and the Lincolnshire Wolds to the south.
The Estuary is an internationally important site. It is:
- designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI),
- a Specially Protected Area under the European Birds Directive
- a Special Area for Conservation under the Habitats Directive
- a Ramsar site under the Wetlands convention.
The Lincolnshire Wolds were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1973. In 2000 the Countryside Rights of Way Act placed a statutory duty on local authorities to publish and review Management Plans to help protect and enhance these important landscapes. North East Lincolnshire Council has entered into a partnership with twenty two other organisations to develop the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service and produce a 5-year plan for the AONB.
North East Lincolnshire has a wide variety of parks and open spaces. Our Grounds Maintenance Team works closely with our Ecology Officer about how our parks and open spaces can be managed to improve biodiversity.
40% of our urban environment is our gardens so wildlife gardening can have a big influence on improving biodiversity. Why stop at the garden what about that garage or shed roof? For information on Green Roofs see the down loads and the link to the Green Roof Centre.