Managing land and water
The landscape of the Broads National Park we see today is a result of centuries of natural processes and interactions between people and their environment.
The Broads is one of Europe's most important wetlands for nature conservation. It also attracts more than seven million visitors every year and we aim to help balance the needs of the environment, local residents, local businesses and those visitors through our work.
We are responsible for the integrated management of land and water in the Broadland area. This includes conserving local wildlife, improving habitats, maintaining visitor facilities and our award-winning work in dredging. Please use the menu links on the left hand side of the page to read about the various aspects of our work in more detail.
Partnership working is central to achieving our objectives. We are a key organisation in a network of specialist partners, including the Environment Agency, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts and more that help realise the Broads Plan - the long term management strategy for the Broads.
- We also work closely with the Environment Agency and Broadland Environmental Services to support their work in protecting banks and managing flood risk.
- For information on how we minimise the impact of the practical and engineering work we do please see our environmental standard operating procedures.