Kent Wildlife Trust

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Kent Wildlife Trust
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Motto Protecting Wildlife for the Future
Formation 1958
Headquarters Tyland Barn, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD
Location
  • Kent
Membership
31,000
Official language
English
Leader John Bennett[1]
Key people

John Bennett - CEO Sue Young - Head of Conservation , Policy and Evidence Stuart Fair - Head of Finance and Support Services Stevie Rice - Head of People Engagement John McAllister - Head of Reserves (East)

David Hutton - Head of Reserves (West)
Staff
100-110
Website Kent Wildlife Trust website

Kent Wildlife Trust covers the county of Kent, and some parts of London in England, and is one of the largest of the 47 Wildlife Trust organisations in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Alderney. Kent Wildlife Trust has over 31,000 members in total.[2]

Founded in 1958, Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation charity for Kent and Medway, with the purpose of protecting wildlife, educating the public, influencing decision makers and restoring habitats. The Trust manages reserves that include a range of habitats of extraordinary beauty that accommodate much endangered wildlife. The Trust manages over 65 nature reserves covering more than 8,000 acres of land for wildlife, including over 55 miles of roadside nature reserve.[2]

Main reserves

Other reserves

(Some reserves have limited access.)

  • Brenchley Wood (OS Map 188 TQ648420): contains Roman remains, links to Julius Caesar's invasion of England
  • Broadham Down (OS Map 179 TR085538)
  • Burnt Oak Wood (RESTRICTED ACCESS)
  • Chiddingstone (OS Map 188 TQ511470)
  • Collingwood (OS Map 188 TQ760292)
  • Cowden Pound Pastures (OS Map 188 TQ459433)
  • Denton Bank (OS Map 179 TR210454)
  • Downe Bank (OS Map 177 TQ438609): site linked to Charles Darwin's Down House
  • Fackenden Down (OS Map 188 TQ531605)
  • The Gill (OS Map 188 TQ728385)
  • Ham Fen (RESTRICTED ACCESS): one of a few sites where a colony of European beavers was reintroduced in the UK
  • Hewitt's Chalk Bank (OS Map 177 TQ480629)
  • Hunstead Wood (including Bigbury Wood, Joan Beech wood and South Blean Wood) (OS Map 179 TR095568)
  • Ivy Hatch (OS Map 188 TQ587547)
  • Kiln Wood (OS Map 189 TQ886515)
  • Oare Meadow (OS Map 178 TR007628)
  • Orlestone Forest (OS Map 189 TQ981355)
  • Parsonage Wood (OS Map 188 TQ797329)
  • Quarry Wood (OS Map 188 TQ722518)
  • Ruxley Gravel Pits (OS Map 177 TQ474700)[3] No public access.
  • Sladden Wood (OS Map 179 TR257428)
  • Smallman's Wood (Restricted access)
  • Stockbury Hill Wood (OS Map 178 TQ836608)
  • Stone Wood (OS Map 189 TQ964370)
  • Spong Wood (OS Map 179 TR122455)
  • Spuckles Wood & Kenneling Wood (OS Map 189 TQ957525 and TQ957518)
  • Thornden Meadow (OS Map 179 TR150645)
  • Wattle Wood (OS Map 189 TQ873354)
  • Westerham Mines (OS Map 188 TQ455530)

Visitor centres

References

  1. ^ Britcher, Chris (29 March 2014). "Mike Bax confirmed as chairman of Kent Wildlife Trust". yourshepway.co.uk. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "About Kent Wildlife Trust". Kent Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to Ruxley Gravel Pits". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 

External links

  • Kent Wildlife Trust website
  • Wildlife Trusts website
  • Ruxley Gravel Pits SSSI website
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