Wild Land Management Services John Muir Trust
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.

Tenants as partners, encouraging access
Engagement and interpretation


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

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