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Working in the Wyre Forest to restore and conserve the landscape

Working in Partnership

Wyre Community Land Trust values working with our partners in the restoration and preservation of the landscape of the Wyre Forest Worcestershire. Partnership and community are central to our philosophy and ensure that the changes we are able to make or influence are sustainable for generations to come.

The Guild of St George

guildThe Guild of St George is a charity for the arts, craft and rural economy founded by John Ruskin in 1871. Uncllys farm and the surrounding woodland are owned by the Guild who support the work of Wyre Community Land Trust. John Ruskin was a well known artist & writer on art in the Victorian era but he had a range of interests including a vision to acquire land and bring it into useful production. His main legacy is a wonderful art collection in Sheffield Museum.


Wyre Forest Landscape Partnership

Landscape PartnershipThe Wyre Forest is the largest contiguous area of ancient woodland in England. Wyre Forest Landscape Partnership is a body set up to help ensure that the forest remains a special place for our wildlife and for people. The Wyre Forest Landscape Partnership is made up of private, public, community and voluntary bodies covering the nine Forest parishes within and surrounding this stunning six thousand acre ancient woodland.


Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly ConservationThe West Midlands Butterfly Conservation branch covers Birmingham, the Black Country and the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. The Wyre Forest is one of just three remaining English strongholds where the Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly has continued to occupy at least 68 sites from 2002 to 2011.


Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

wildWorcestershire Wildlife Trust cares for over 70 nature reserves and works with landowners, local authorities, organisations, communities and individuals to advise on how to protect and create places for our wildlife. From restoration to re-creation, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is working towards a county where wildlife flourishes in our countryside, towns and villages. Since 1912 The Wildlife Trusts have been speaking out for nature in the UK.


Natural England

natengNatural England is the government's advisor on the natural environment. They provide practical advice, grounded in science, on how best to safeguard England's natural wealth for the benefit of everyone. They manage about a third of the Wyre Forest in a National Nature Reserve. The cattle of WCLT graze the meadows in the forest for Natural England and we work closely together in other aspects of our work.


The Forestry Commission

FCThe Forestry Commission is Britain's largest land manager and are custodians of 900,000 hectares of land, including some of the best loved and most spectacular landscapes in the country. The Forestry Commision manage about a third of the Wyre Forest, conserving, restoring and harvesting the woodland and replanting to maintain a sustainable supply of timber. The Wyre Forest Discovery Centre at Callow Hill provides leisure and educational facilities for visitors.


Bewdley Development Trust

Bewdley Development TrustWCLT works closely with Bewdley Development Trust, an independent local organisation working towards the economic, environmental and social sustainability of Bewdley and the surrounding area. The Trust's aims are to support and promote Bewdley as a thriving market town and as a good place to live, work and visit.


Increasing biodiversity of farmland and meadows 
- Replanting and restoration of traditional orchards - Production of rare breed beef 
- Management of sensitive habitats - Providing training and support 
- Offering opportunities for land based volunteer work.

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