For restored estuarine and coastal habitats that benefit people and nature.
To restore at least 15 % of our priority habitats along the English coast by 2043.
Our (draft) Strategic Goals
Enhance the health and connectivity of estuaries and coasts by restoring saltmarsh, seagrass, and oyster reef habitats, and expand our portfolio to include kelp forests, dunes, and other reef beds.
Work in partnership to increase our capacity to undertake estuarine and coastal restoration through collaboration with academic, public, private, and third-sector groups, and the wider public.
Source innovative funding through a blended model of public, private and third sector investment to maximise restoration activity.
Improve protection for restored habitats by streamlining legislative, regulatory, and policy processes and development to support targets set in the Defra 25 Year Environment Plan.
Lead on pioneering research and development and produce tools, guidance, and monitoring and evaluation resources to set a standard and continuity of practice at a national scale.
Support community engagement with estuaries and coasts for better health and well-being, and to maximise opportunities for sustainable growth, job creation, training, and skills development.