8. Weaving nature through our lives - Most people engage with the natural environment at some point in their daily lives. We will promote and enhance people’s awareness and connection to nature, recognising that these experiences contribute to people’s health and wellbeing.
9. Enhancing ecosystems – Management of the natural environment will be most effective when we adopt an ecosystem approach that looks at the environment as a whole.
10. Creating livelihoods, jobs and local enterprise opportunities – Enhancing the environment and creating opportunities for new enterprises requires capable people who are able to deliver quality outcomes, as well as opportunities for local employment and livelihoods.
11. Using science to inform decision-making – Research, trials and implementation of local, grounded, scientific initiatives will help achieve strong outcomes, and will enhance our knowledge.
12. Achieving effective solutions – Innovation, flexibility and an ability to think outside of the norm is necessary when designing work programmes and solutions. However, these solutions must be cost effective, practical and appropriately monitored.
13. Being a strong advocate – We will advocate for more involvement in statutory decision making processes, and will hold local and central government agencies accountable for their statutory responsibilities.
14. Commitment to safety and well-being – Underpinning all the Trust’s activities is a fundamental commitment to the safety and well-being of all involved; contractors, volunteers, clients and community. The Trust has developed policies and processes to reflect this commitment, and will continuously review their effectiveness. Similarly, we encourage all who engage with the Trust to take responsibility for their own safety and well-being, together with that of their fellow volunteers and colleagues.