A guide to La Lande du Ouest – Site of Special Ecological Interest

Jersey’s south west coast includes a number of well-connected heathland sites. The long and narrow coastal site of La Lande du Ouest, or Gorselands, stretches from the prison, west towards Corbière lighthouse with large areas covered by heather, gorse and coastal grassland. Gorselands is very exposed to the Atlantic storms and gales and the dwarfed vegetation reflects this. … Read more A guide to La Lande du Ouest – Site of Special Ecological Interest

A guide to Les Blanches Banques – Site of Special Ecological Interest

Les Blanches Banques Site of Special Interest One of the many ways the States of Jersey tries to protect the Island’s natural environment is by identifying some of the most important places for wildlife and protecting them. The Island’s first ecological Sites of Special Interest (SSIs) were designated in 1996 and we now have 19 – … Read more A guide to Les Blanches Banques – Site of Special Ecological Interest

Half Term Holiday Fog

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Jersey’s sites of special interest

In a recent survey about Jersey’s future, the environment was a high priority for people. Despite the Island’s small size, it contains an incredibly diverse range of natural habitats alongside our more built-up areas and many would argue that Jersey’s countryside and coast contribute significantly to our quality of life. One of the many ways … Read more Jersey’s sites of special interest

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Protect the environment for the future

The beauty and diversity of Jersey’s natural environment is key to its appeal as a place to live and through our recent My Jersey survey, thousands of you made it clear that the environment is high on your list of important issues for the Island’s future. More than 50% of you set your future ambition … Read more Protect the environment for the future

Jersey 2036 – what you’d change

How do we shape a long-term vision for Jersey

In my last blog post, I looked at why we need a long-term vision for Jersey – an addition to the four year plans set by each Council of Ministers and which would be the guiding document by which all other policies across government would be guided and informed. How though do we begin the process … Read more How do we shape a long-term vision for Jersey

Does Jersey need a long-term plan?

In March this year Jersey’s government launched a consultation on a long-term vision for Jersey. The idea was to begin to raise awareness and encourage debate about some of the bigger issues Jersey faces over the longer term and to capture people’s views before the final vision was developed. It’s a woolly term ‘vision’ and … Read more Does Jersey need a long-term plan?