We manage 100+ nature reserves

Managing our nature reserves

Heather at Cooper's Hill nature reserve - Robert Enderby

Managing’ a reserve can mean anything from hands-on practical work such as clearing scrub or haymaking, to making long term plans to restore or create new habitat for threatened species, as well as providing access and events for visitors.

Nature reserves are refuges for wildlife

Our nature reserves require extensive management in order to continue being suitable habitats for a wide range of wildlife. Each reserve has a unique character and each requires a different type of work. There are meadows, fens, ancient woods, river margins, lakes and old gravel pits and much more.

Find out more about some of our reserve management activities

Visit a nature reserve

Matthew Roberts

Use the quick links below to see an A-Z list of nature reserves by county