NEW moves are being unveiled to preserve isolated parts of the Colne Valley.
The blueprint aims to protect moorland, hay meadows, woodlands and wildlife.
In addition to setting out how existing manpower and money can be used more effectively, it will be used as the basis of bids to funding agencies.
Nicky Grace, area manager for the National Trust, said: "The upper Colne Valley landscape is under threat from modern ways of living and working.
"We need to protect this stunning landscape for its wildlife and archaeology and for visitors to enjoy, but we need to work in partnership to make this happen.
"The plan represents a fresh approach to conservation in the valley and will enable us to make a real impact in this area."
The plan has been put together by agencies including Kirklees Council, the National Trust, the Peak District National Park, Yorkshire Water and Huddersfield University.
It highlights how the upper Colne Valley is of international importance for species of birds such as the twite, and contains archaeological remains from the Stone Age to the Victorian Age.
Proposals to help people enjoy and understand the landscape are also set out.
Kirklees Council deputy leader Clr John Smithson, said: "The upper Colne Valley is a beautiful wild and windswept area of great importance for nature conservation and countryside recreation."
The plan will be officially launched at a ceremony tomorrow.
Professor John Gunn from Huddersfield University said: "The upper Colne Valley forms an open air laboratory where undergraduate students, research students and staff undertake a wide range of projects."