A specially constituted committee known as a Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) was set up in 1972 to co-ordinate management of the AONB. The JAC is a strong partnership that directs the work of the AONB Unit to keep the area outstanding for future generations. They rely on goodwill and central and local Government funding to pursue their objectives.
The JAC comprises representatives from a wide range of organisations and agencies with an interest in the Wye Valley.
plus a representative from:
Up to five non-voting members can be co-opted onto the JAC. Currently the co-opted members are:-
The JAC is supported by a Technical Officers Working Party, which comprises representatives of the four local authorities, plus the following Government agencies:
at Forest of Dean District Council Offices, Coleford on:-
Monday 6th March, Monday 3rd July and Monday 6th November
A partnership between the AONB Unit, Ross-on-Wye Town Council and Natural England have started tree management work on the banks of the Wye where it passes through Ross, to benefit biodiversity and create river views.
If you are 14-18 years old and love exploring the countryside of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, then the Wye Valley AONB Youth Ranger programme is looking for you! Come along to our Taster Day on September 30th.