Wild Land Management Services John Muir Trust
Biodiversity
25. Meet responsibilities towards local people

As landowners, land managers have legal responsibilities regarding consultation of tenants, commoners and crofters. Additionally, the principle should be to minimise burdens and maximise consultation with all local communities. Land managers should regularly discuss their work with neighbours and local communities. Contracts for work should be awarded locally when this is feasible.

ETHOS
Tenants as partners, encouraging access
APPROACH
Engagement and interpretation

Actions

• Liaise with neighbours
• Attend relevant local meetings
• Hold open meetings
• Use local contractors where possible

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