The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire manages over 100 reserves across the three counties. We also provide land management support and advice beyond our reserves, as well as running community based projects.
The map below shows some of our ongoing projects, as well as key information about the work we are doing.
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Monitoring and research
- Summer Leys Habitats Works (conservation project, Northamptonshire, 2021): work to improve the nature reserve for key protected species and to prepare the site for cattle grazing. Funded by Natural England
- Nene Valley evaluation report (multi-focus project, Northamptonshire, 2021): review of the Into the Valley project, a four year project covering multiple areas and disciplines. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund
- Cambridge pond restoration (conservation project, Cambridgeshire, 2021): partnership with the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group, FWAG East, to promote pond restoration or creation on private or parish land. Funded by Natural England
- Operation Oxlip (conservation project, Cambridgeshire, 2021): improvements to the habitat at Hayley Wood. Funded by the Amey Community Fund
- Old Sulehay upgrade (conservation project, Northamptonshire, 2021): infrastructure work including putting up fencing, maintenance and installing a trough. Funded by the Mick George Community Fund
- COVID-19 emergency maintenance work (conservation project, three counties, 2020): vital maintenance work to address vandalism damager, reduced volunteer capacity and lockdown restrictions. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund COVID 19
- Brampton Wood conifer removal (conservation project, Cambridgeshire, 2020): annual conifer removal to return it to native broad-leaves deciduous species
- Fleam Dyke juniper protection (conservation project, Cambridgeshire, 2020): restoration of Fleam Dyke to promote the survival of the chalk grassland species, including the juniper. Funded by the Wadlow Wind Farm Community Fund
- Totternhoe chalk grassland restoration (conservation project, Bedfordshire, 2020): maintenance work including installation of fencing and scrub clearance. Funded by a Biffa Award
- Nature's Connections (community project, Cambridgeshire, 2020): community sessions at Great Fen and Paxton Pits to enhance health and wellbeing through engagement with the natural world. Funded by Tesco Bags of Help
- Woodston ponds refresh (conservation project, Cambridgeshire, 2019): the project included tree restoration, boardwalk replacement and repair, reedbed restoration and new interpretation. Funded by the FCC Communities Foundation
Support our work
We are an independent charity and we depend on the generosity of our supporters to be able to stop nature's decline across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.