Landscape Conservation

Landscape Conservation

The Landscape Conservation team at Essex Wildlife Trust are implementing the Trust's vision for the future through optimum management of our own land and through working with others in Living Landscapes and Living Seas areas. These are focus areas with the potential to better connect wildlife and people and opportunities to collaborate with many other organisations and individuals who share our ambitions for the future.

Across the county the Trust is also working with numerous landowners and other organisations towards conserving and managing the network of 1600 Local Wildlife Sites (LoWS).

Essex Wildlife Trust hosts the Essex Rivers Hub, the catchment partnership for a large part of Essex. Our rivers are key wildlife habitats and we are engaged in a number of projects and work with a team of volunteer River Wardens who monitor stretches of river.

Biological records are vital to understanding what’s happening to wildlife across the county and are used to inform land management and to protect sites within the planning system. Essex Wildlife Trust's Biological Records Centre receives and collates this information, making it available to all.

Essex Wildlife Trust monitors and will object to planning applications and major infrastructure projects that will have an impact on important habitats and wildlife.

With your support and help the Landscape Conservation team do all this and much more.