Our local environment is something we’re passionate about because we know it matters to you and it’s a great asset for our county.
We manage a number of sites that are important both for wildlife and for local people, and we’ve created new country parks from the former colliery and mine workings around the county. New cycle tracks link these parks with local town centres and the National Cycle Network.
We also comment on planning applications to make sure that new housing and commercial developments properly balance today’s needs with the needs of wildlife and those of future generations for green space.
If you’d like to get hands on and help to safeguard our local environment the Community Rangers offer great opportunities or you can join your local nature reserve support group.
And don’t forget you can do your bit at home for the environment by adding a bird box to your garden, using a home composter to make your own fertiliser and buying peat free compost.
tel: 0300 500 80 80
web: More information about wildlife can be found on our nature conservation pages.