Local wetland visions and their value within the national Vision project

Across the country, partnerships have come together to create visions for their local wetlands for the benefit of people, wildlife and the historic environment. These local visions are incredibly important, turning the Wetland Vision into reality. The development of local visions is patchy across the country and at various stages of development. Each project uses different approaches to reach their objectives.

The Wetland Vision supports and promotes local visions, offering a network of information on some of the best ways in which to create and enhance wetlands through the initial development of an area based vision. We are actively updating our local visions data and hope to expand our understanding about them in the future.

Wetland Visions Map

In order to see the details of a selection of local wetland visions, hover over and click on the points on the map.

Local Visions are particularly inspirational and have aspects we'd like to advocate as best practice. There are many more not currently displayed. For more information on a wider list of local visions going on across England, click on the link below

For more information on case studies, local datasets and Frequently Asked Questions, see the Local Visions Guidance on our Downloads page.

Strategic Partnership for the Ouse and its Tributaries (SPROUT)

The partnership will use local knowledge and scientific data about the River Ouse and its tributaries to produce an Opportunity Plan to identify potential locations for environmental enhancement projects.

Environment Agency, York City Council, English Heritage, Natural England, Hambleton District Council, Inland Waterways Association, National Trust, Nidderdale AONB,Harrogate Borough Council, North York Moors National Park Authority, Ouse and Derwent Internal Drainage Board, Richmondshire Dist. Council, RSPB, Rural Development Service, Ryedale Dist. Council, Selby Dist. Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Yorkshire Forward and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Liz Chalk, Environment Agency, Coverdale House, Aviator Court, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4GZ. Tel: 01904 822674 or email


Full list of sites...

Bassenthwaite Lake Restoration ProgrammeRestoring Eden ProjectSwale and Ure Washlands ProjectStrategic Partnership for the Ouse and its Tributaries (SPROUT)Cayton and Flixton Carrs Wetland ProjectSustainable Catchment Management Programme (SCaMP)Lower Aire Valley VisionPotteric Car VisionLincolnshire's Coastal Grazing Marsh: A vision for the futureCheshire ECOnetThe On Trent InitiativeWensum SSSI River ProjectLandscapes for LivingThe Great Fen Project50 Year Wildlife Vision for Cambridgeshire and PeterboroughWaveney/Little Ouse TEN projectNeedingworth Wetland ProjectWicken Fen VisionWetlands West (formerly Severn & Avon Vales Wetlands Partnership)Cotswold Water Park VisionParrett Catchment ProjectSouth West Nature MapSustainable Wetland Restoration in the New Forest’ LIFE 3 project