The AONB is managed by a partnership of landowners, farmers, voluntary organisations, wildlife groups, recreation groups, local councils and government agencies. Representatives from these groups sit on the Forest of Bowland AONB Joint Advisory Committee (JAC). The JAC is supported by a number of themed working groups (see below) that in turn assist in the delivery of the AONB Management Plan.
The Management Structure
The management of the AONB Unit is guided by a Joint Advisory Committee (JAC). This is a partnership organisation made up of local authorities, national environmental agencies and local representatives from landowning and recreation interest groups. The AONB Management Plan provides a policy framework and identifies a 5-year programme of actions (April 2014 - March 2019) to help guide the work of the AONB partnership organisations.
The JAC is supported by a number of working groups :
- Biodiversity Group
- Land Managers Forum
- AONB Funders Group