Conservation advice

Looking after the natural environment

Cromwell Bottom

As our urban areas continue to grow and farmers continue to use pesticides, Britain’s wildlife remains under threat: between 10 and 20% of our native species are struggling to survive.

Here are some ways in which you can help:

Useful links

Treesponsibility|External link are a Calderdale based not for profit group combining reforestation and ecological restoration with awareness-raising about climate change. the group plant over 10,000 trees a year with the help of hundreds of volunteers. To join in on a planting weekend email

The Wildlife Trusts|External link
For lots of great advice about how to encourage wildlife into your garden.

Recycle Now|External link
For home composting advice.

The Forest Stewardship Council|External link (FSC)
The FSC is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests and can supply information about sustainably harvested timber.

Environment Agency|External link
If you see an incident of environmental pollution, you should report it to the Environment Agency. Telephone 0800 807 060

Calder Future|External link
A partnership involving a wide range of organisations, communities and individuals who want to participate in improving the River Calder, its tributaries and its bankside.

Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery|External link, Halifax
Their aim is to preserve and maintain the area as a local green space and educational resource. They manage the vegetation so that it can continue to support an increasing number of wildlife species.

National Trust|External link
A registered charity set up to act as the guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings.

Tree Council|External link  
Their aim is to improve the rural and urban environment by promoting the planting and conservation of trees.

BTCV|External link  
The UK’s leading charity working to bring about positive environmental change.

Campaign to Protect Rural England|External link (CPRE)
CPRE promotes the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England by encouraging the sustainable use of land and its protection and enhancement for the benefit of everyone.

Last Updated: 29/11/2016