Firewise is hosted by the Urban Heaths Partnership (UHP), which was formed in 2001 to deliver heathland mitigation on behalf of its ten partners as listed below:
- Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust
- Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council
- Dorset Council
- Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Dorset Police
- Dorset Wildlife Trust
- Natural England
- National Trust
- Forestry Commission
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
The partnership employs a small core team of staff, which co-ordinates heathland mitigation, delivers education and monitoring programmes, along with the ‘Dorset Dogs’ project, which works to promote positive management for dogs and responsible ownership and behaviour.
On-site presence in the form of wardens is provided by partner organisations.
The work of the UHP is funded through developer contributions from any development within 5km of the Dorset heathland sites.
For more information about Firewise please contact the Urban Heaths Partnership office on 01202 642787, email [email protected] or write to Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen, Dorset, BH21 3RX