About Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has been working to protect the wildlife and wild places where you live for over 40 years.

Founded in 1969, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is the county's leading nature conservation charity. We have around 50 members of staff, who are guided by a board of trustees.

The Trust's main offices are at The Wolseley Centre, in Wolseley Bridge, near Rugeley, which is also a popular visitor centre. We have another visitor centre in Stoke-on-Trent, The Westport Lake Visitor Centre

Our mission

To protect and enhance the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire and to promote understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.

What we are doing to create a Living Landscape in Staffordshire

  • We manage 27 nature reserves around the county totalling almost 3,500 acres
  • We carry out conservation projects to create and restore habitats for wildlife, to ensure that the county's wild creatures have secure places where they can feed, shelter and breed
  • We run events to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to discover, enjoy and care about the natural world
  • We work with families and schools to inspire a love and respect for nature and teach environmental education
  • We work with communities to improve local green spaces for wildlife
  • We campaign on behalf of the environment to protect threatened places and rare species. We work with politicians, planners and members of the public to influence policy and decisions affecting wildlife
  • We offer advice to individuals, planners, developers and landowners about how to protect and enhance gardens and habitats for 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 15,000 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 crucial 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.

Read 'Our Impact - 2015/16'

Lobbying Act

The Wildlife Trusts recognise the need for charities to avoid political bias – particularly in the run up to major elections. Find out more about our position here.

Our Strategy 2017-2020


Update from our Chief Executive, Julian Woolford



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