First farming officer for Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water is working in partnership with Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to recruit the first ever farming officer for the water company’s Beyond Nature programme.

Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 9:41 am

Beyond Nature focuses on sustainable land management and focuses on nine core themes, including: biodiversity, water quality, carbon, farming enterprise, social, climate change and recreation.

The new farming officer, based in Pateley Bridge, will work with both Yorkshire Water and Nidderdale AONB to deliver land management conservation over Yorkshire Water’s estate in Nidderdale AONB and across the region.

Lead surveyor at Yorkshire Water, Lisa Harrowsmith said: “This position has been created under our new Land Strategy and helps us to fulfil our commitment of delivering exceptional land for Yorkshire, forever.

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“As the second largest land owner in Yorkshire, we have a responsibility to ensure that our region’s environment is carefully managed. Our new farming officer will play a key role in that.”

Yorkshire Water is the second largest landowner in Yorkshire with 80,000 acres.