Conservation projects

Conservation projects

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Our current projects

We are restoring, recreating and reconnecting wildlife-rich spaces by working in partnership with local communities, landowners, local authorities and other organisations.

This landscape-scale approach to nature conservation means we can work towards our vision of creating a Living Landscape, where pockets of land, hedgerows and roadside verges can create 'corridors' for wildlife, allowing them to move freely through the countryside.

Roadside Nature Reserve

Mark Schofield

Lincolnshire's road verges


We have lost over 97% of our wildflower-rich grassland since the 1930s. What is left is limited mostly to nature reserves which are disconnected from one another. Road verges can act not only as refuges for wildlife but can also function as corridors which enable wildlife to move through our landscape as it needs to in order to survive.

Find out what we're doing to protect these ‘Nature Recovery Networks’ whilst providing economic benefit and working in partnership with local authorities.

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Biomass Harvester

Mark Schofield

Road Verge Biomass Harvesting


A pioneering project for Lincolnshire. Working in partnership with local councils, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust together with Scotts Precision Manufacturing, have developed a Road Verge Biomass Harvester - a piece of equipment which helps to cut and remove the cuttings from our road verges. This process allows precious wildflowers to flourish, year on year.

Take a look at our FAQs to find out more about its benefits for wildlife in Lincolnshire.

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Gibraltar Point

Barrie Wilkinson

Dynamic Dunescapes


Dynamic Dunescapes is an exciting and ambitious project, rejuvenating some of England & Wales' most important sand dunes for people, communities and wildlife. From Cornwall to Cumbria, the Dynamic Dunescapes project will restore nine key dune areas in England and Wales. These key areas include 34 individual dune sites, including Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point in Lincolnshire, and cover up to 7,000 hectares.

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River Leith

Linda Pitkin/2020VISION

Ancholme Catchment Partnership


The Ancholme Catchment Partnership is part of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to collaborative working at a river catchment scale. This is a new project for north Lincolnshire with a catchment plan currently in development.

CaBA partnerships are active in all 100+ river catchments across England and Wales, and they directly support the delivery of many of the targets in the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

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Hairy dragonfly

Chris Lawrence

South Lincolnshire Fens


The South Lincolnshire Fenlands Partnership is a group of public and voluntary sector organisations whose broad aim is to further the development of a partnership approach to landscape-scale fenland conservation in South Lincolnshire. It is seeking to restore up to 800 hectares of fenland to a variety of specifically targeted and threatened wet-fenland habitats.

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Baston Fen

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Fens for the Future


Fens for the Future, in partnership with the South Lincolnshire Fenlands, is working to restore landscape-scale wetlands across the Fens National Character Area. This will achieve enhanced biodiversity outcomes and increased delivery of ecosystem services within the geographic area of the Inner Fens. This broad aim will be delivered by means of a long-term Strategic Plan which encompasses its vision, a major part of which is to develop and establish an enhanced and sustainable ecological network on Fenland.

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Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park

Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park

Lincolnshire Coastal County Park


The Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park is an initiative led by Lincolnshire County Council. It covers the area between Sandilands and Chapel St Leonards and already contains wildlife-rich areas including five established nature reserves managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

The partners in the Coastal Country Park project aim to widen the appreciation of this fantastic environment, provide high quality facilities and countryside access for people and better protection for wildlife.

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Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

The Wash and North Norfolk Marine Partnership


The Wash and North Norfolk Marine Partnership consists of a network of four protected areas created to conserve the unique and very special marine wildlife of The Wash and North Norfolk coast.

Coastal communities, regulatory authorities and conservation groups (including Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust) are working together to protect the remarkable nature and rich culture of this coastal habitat.

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Jamie Hall

Humberhead Levels Partnership


The Humberhead Levels Partnership is a cooperative effort aiming to create an internationally renowned, unique network of wetlands in a predominantly agricultural landscape, whilst supporting thriving communities and wildlife. One of its key aims is to work with local businesses, landowners, communities and other organisations to achieve sustainable land management practices.

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Past projects

Little Warren RNR

Mark Schofield

Life on the Verge


The Life on the Verge Project began in 2009 with the aim of collecting data on important wildflowers along a stretch of over 3,900km of roadside verges through volunteer surveys. Following it's completion in 2016, this huge effort has led to the designation of 159 new Local Wildlife Sites on verges, which constitutes to nearly 100ha of wildflower-rich habitat. Maps of these results are now helping the Trust and its partner organisations to target conservation management more effectively.

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Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes


Thanks to a £857,399 Landscape Partnerships Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a three-year partnership-led project to regenerate the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes was launched in December 2011. The project focused on three target areas in East Lindsey around Burgh-le-Marsh, Saltfleetby and Huttoft.

The project supported local farmers and landowners in efforts to conserve the remaining traditional grazing marsh by providing access to grants, advice and training. Local communities were also supported through a programme of cultural, educational and access projects, helping to increase awareness whilst boosting local economy.

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Long-tail tit

Neil Aldridge

Lincolnshire Limewoods


The Lincolnshire Limewoods Project is a partnership that is protecting, enhancing and promoting the natural and historic landscape and features of the Lincolnshire Limewoods. While only covering 2.3% of Lincolnshire, the project area contains just over a quarter of all Lincolnshire’s ancient semi-natural woodland.

Find out how the project is promoting this landscape and making it more accessible for communities and visitors.

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