The Wye Valley National Landscape is one of 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They are nationally designated and protected landscapes cared for by locally accountable partnerships that promote and support effective long term management to keep the area special. The Wye Valley National Landscape is the only designated landscape to straddle the border between England and Wales. The cross-border Wye Valley National Landscape Partnership is overseen by a Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) which brings together and advises local residents and businesses, community groups, local authorities and other organisations to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the landscape. This is supported by the small dedicated team of the Wye Valley National Landscape Team, working from the National Landscapes Office in Monmouth, who co-ordinate projects and initiatives to achieve the statutory AONB Management Plan.