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Title: Dove Action Plan : March 2000
Author: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Dove catchment is predominantly rural in character and contains some of the most highly regarded landscapes in England. Part of the plan area lies within the Peak District National Park. Whilst the area has a relatively small population of approximately 110,000, during the busiest time of the year up to 3,000 people per hour can visit parts of the National Park. As in all areas there are increasing demands being put on the landscape by those who live, work and visit the area. This pressure should be addressed alongside the desire to conserve this important landscape for the benefit of future generations. The Agency's aim for the area is to work in close co-operation with other organisations to improve and enhance the environment, working in partnership with other organisations to deliver an integrated approach to resolve the problems identified in this plan. The Agency also seeks to raise people's understanding of environmental issues, increase awareness of their local environment, influence behaviour and encourage sustainable practices through education. The plan covers 1,000 km2 of the Dove catchment, which rises on the eastern side of Axe Edge and flows southwards to the boundary of the Peak, forming the boundary between Staffordshire and Derbyshire. The plan covers not only the River Dove but also its many tributaries and the Caldon Canal. Dove tributaries include the rivers Manifold, Tean, Hamps and Churnet as well as the Hilton, Henmore, Marchington and Rolleston Brooks. The valley of the Dove together with that of the Manifold forms part of the Peak District National Park and has a landscape which is highly valued.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Local action plans (EA)Catchment managementEnvironmental managementWater qualityFlood controlNature conservationBiodiversityRiversRecreationWaste managementRiver fisheriesSalmonidaeLand use
Geographic Keywords: Dove (Central England)DerbyshireDove catchmentStaffordshire
Extent: 59
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