We protect wildlife and wild places as part of our Living Landscapes vision
Barn owl - Jon Hawkins/Surrey Hills photography
We manage 26 nature reserves for the benefit of wildlife and people
Bluebells - Paul Lane
We help people to explore, learn about and care for the natural world
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is the county's leading nature conservation charity.
Our mission is to protect and enhance the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire and to promote understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.
Our vision is to create a Living Landscape in Staffordshire. The Living Landscape concept involves focussing our efforts on improving the wider landscape to make it a better place for wildlife. As well as continuing to protect and expand core areas of high quality habitat, such as nature reserves, the Trust is investing energy into the land in between these core areas – the farmland, gardens, parks, allotments, community areas, school grounds and even golf courses -to make them into places that can support wildlife.
People are crucial to making Living Landscape schemes work, and to be successful, individuals, communities and businesses all need to get involved to help shape and care for their local environment.
How Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is working to create a Living Landscape in Staffordshire
We work in many different areas to achieve our vision.
- Our Living Landscapes team carries out conservation work to protect threatened species and habitats, keep up-to-date records of wild species populations and safeguard wild places from development.
- We manage 27 nature reserves across the county for the benefit of wildlife and people, totalling almost 3,500 acres. Our reserves include lush wetlands, wild open moorlands and peaceful woodlands. We are working to create links and corridors in the wider landscape between these areas of high quality habitat, so wild populations do not become isolated and can expand and thrive.
- Our education and community staff work with people of all ages and backgrounds to encourage them to explore, learn about and love the natural world. We visit schools, run hundreds of family events, help communities 'green up' their local areas and stage walks, talks and volunteering events so people can get involved in local wildlife.
How we are funded
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is only able to deliver on its mission to protect the county's wildlife through the generosity of our supporters - our 16,000 members, grant giving trusts, local authorities, companies and charitable trusts.
If the natural environment is important to you and your family, you can make a crucual contribution by becoming a member of the Trust.
Part of The Wildlife Trusts
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is part of The Wildlife Trusts, the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK's habitats and species whether they be in the countryside, in cities or at sea.
There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney.
To find out more, visit the Wildlife Trusts website.