The main objectives for management of the nature reserve can be summarised in three, roughly equal parts;
- recording of species.
- management of species and habitats
- encouragement of public enjoyment and appreciation of the nature reserve
This is achieved with the following;
The Management Committee
The Nature Reserve is managed and administered by the Management Committee, which is a committee of voting members nominated by, and representing, various bodies; Sussex Wildlife Trust, East Sussex County Council, Rother District Council, Environment Agency, Sussex Ornithological Society, British Association for Shooting and Conservation, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Icklesham Parish Council, Rye Town Council and a private landowner.
The committee meets three times a year and appoints an honorary Secretary. A management agreement is signed by the main partners highlighted above.
The Management Plan
A detailed description of the Nature Reserve and its management is revised every ten years and agreed by the Management Committee. It provides the framework for the work that is necessary on a day-to-day and season-by-season basis to ensure that the three main objectives above are realised.
Please contact us if you would like view the 2012-2021 Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Management Plan.
The Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
The Friends have been, and remain, vital to the success of the nature reserve. For more than thirty years they have provided funding, support and volunteers to achieve the aims set out for the nature reserve. Find out more about the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.