What we do

Our aim is to educate, influence and empower people in taking action for nature. We manage 60 local nature sites and help others to manage theirs.

 In the last few years, the Trust has:

  • Created a network of sites along Druridge Bay which provides refuge for breeding and migrating birds, including rare species such as bearded tits, marsh harriers and the most northerly breeding avocets in England
  • Worked tirelessly to secure the future of red squirrels, through the former Save Our Squirrels project and now via Red Squirrels Northern England
  • Restored and maintained 100 ha of internationally important and rare peatland and heathland, the Border Mires
  • Ensured that otters have now returned to every major local river, by working with landowners on habitat creation
  • Enabled over 250 volunteers per year to take positive action for wildlife
  • Advised landowners on how to manage their land for wildlife
  • Encouraged communities to protect and enjoy wildlife in their local area; and campaigned successfully for wildlife-friendly development
  • Inspired 15,000 children over the last 5 years with innovative educational programmes

We protect the wildlife where you live. We make the area a better place for wildlife and people.

We all know that green space is under daily threat as our towns develop and our countryside changes. Despite our successes, wildlife is still being lost at an alarming rate. The Trust needs your help and support to continue and expand its work - please help us by becoming a member.