Established in 1964, Somerset Wildlife Trust is the county's leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 20,500 members and 500 volunteers. Our work restores, recreates and reconnects Somerset's diverse wildlife and wild places for this and future generations - supporting our mission to build a landscape rich in wildlife where people can live happier, healthier lives.
We aim to engage as many of the local community with our work as possible, and provide free public access to the majority of the 80 nature reserves we own and manage, comprising some 4,000 acres of land. Many of our reserves feature within three Living Landscape projects in the Mendip Hills, Brue Valley and Neroche areas; delivering a joined-up approach to nature conservation over enlarged areas.
As well as protecting rare and threatened species on our own reserves, we also provide advice to landowners across the county on environmental issues, lobby on wildlife issues, provide data and run education projects.