Investment project code: 8
Perthshire Nature Connections Partnership (PNCP) is a long-term, nature-based vision to create a connection across Highland Perthshire between the Cairngorms and the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Parks. It works with a range of organisations across community, environment and land management (website for details).
PNCP promotes integrated, large-scale ecological restoration of a sustainable and resilient landscape that provides environmental, socio-economic and health and wellbeing benefits to communities and land-managers.
PERTHSHIRE NATURE CONNECTION PARTNERSHIP – UPPER TAY CATCHMENT COMMUNITIES
PNCP knows where our area can deliver vitally important landscape changes, supporting biodiversity and addressing climate change. Landscape change will put Natural Capital ‘in the bank’ for us all – we have been overdrawn for too long. UPPER TAY CATCHMENT COMMUNITIES was an established working title for us prior to Riverwoods.
Our transition to a nature-based landscape needs supporting. Our area includes sparsely populated and remote areas, and significant but seasonal tourist activity. And nature across the area faces a worrying future.
Our local communities can be as nature-based as can any area’s communities – they are adaptable and innovative; but they must not be left behind. The landscape is not ‘urban’ or ‘rural’ capital – it is natural capital for everyone.
PNCP's published programme (Apr 2022) is a good framework, and the time has arrived for landscape-scale change on the ground.
Riverwoods - UPPER TAY CATCHMENT COMMUNITIES will unlock opportunities for innovation in nature-finance, providing specialist support to help us to deliver change faster and further. PNCP will enable change-projects to deliver, however best we can. We are always seeking new partners – businesses, communities and land-managers.
Location: The location is indicative of the highland Perthshire area, and is not a specific action location
Proposed on behalf of: applicant organisation is Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT), who are lead member of Perthshire Nature Connections Partnership (PNCP)