What we do

We're taking action for wildlife on the ground in your community and behind the scenes, influencing the important decisions that matter for our environment.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is part of the influential UK-wide partnership of 47 Wildlife Trusts. The Trust has worked for more than 50 years to protect wildlife and wild places, and educate, influence and empower people. We manage 44 of the best sites and help others to manage theirs. Our work is helping to secure the future of many important habitats and species, which might otherwise be lost.


In only the last few years, the Trust has:

  • Embarked on an ambitious Living Landscape scheme across more than 8,000 ha of land in the Gowy & Mersey Washlands.
  • Worked tirelessly to secure a future for water voles, dormice and protect the last remaining home of the small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly in Cheshire.
  • Become a leader in conservation grazing land management techniques throughout the north west with our herds of Longhorn and Dexter cattle and Hebridean sheep.
  • Continued to restored and maintain some of the last remaining meres, mosses and lowland raised bogs in the region.
  • Raised awareness of gardening with nature in mind through our Wildlife Friendly Gardening Scheme.
  • Enabled hundreds of volunteers to take positive action for their local environment.
  • Advised landowners on how to manage their land for wildlife.
  • Campaigned successfully for wildlife-friendly development that has a net benefit to biodiversity.
  • Inspired children with natural play and wildlife watching.

We see the future of wildlife conservation as a Living Landscape - by identifying key areas to protect for wildlife, improving and joining them up across the county in partnership with other land-owners we can create an inspiring, accessible landscape which is full of wildlife and rich in opportunities for learning and sustainable economic development.