The Trust's sites include many different habitats, which in turn support a range of often rare and distinctive plants and animals. From ancient woodland to wildflower-rich meadows, from bee orchids to birds such as the pied flycatcher, each of these habitats and species requires careful management to maintain their value and interest.
Severn Gorge Countryside Trust devotes significant resources to its nature conservation work, and, since its inception, has established a record of high quality, sensitive management.
Throughout each year, contractors and volunteers carry out work across the Trust's sites, in woodlands, meadows or on specific trees, safeguarding the future of key habitats and species.
The impact of this work is carefully assessed through monitoring programmes, which, in turn, help us to refine our management. We have already established, for example, that the number of wildflower species in our hay meadows has increased significantly under Trust ownership.