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National TrustNational Trust

Charity no.: 205846

The National Trust is a major landowner in Britain - much of its land is of great nature conservation interest. National Trust properties can also be very large (many being over 500 ha) and include "ordinary countryside", too. The Trust therefore has a great responsibility for managing its natural assets - habitats, plants and animals, the environment on which they depend, and the underlying soils, landforms and geology. 20% of its staff across Britain are expert in some expect of nature conservation, and there is an Biological Survey Team.

Activities and Services:

  • Collaborate with landowners and organisations on nature conservation projects near to and around NT properties
  • Opportunities for conservation groups to work on National Trust land
  • Speakers available for talks on nature conservation on NT properties
  • Countryside Education Programme
  • Opportunities for volunteers
  • National Trust Volunteer Groups
  • Environmental Conservation working holidays with activities like scrub clearance, botanical surveying, etc
  • Voluntary work e.g. wardening, surveys and monitoring

Geographic coverage:

The Thames and Chilterns Regional Office covers Oxfordshire as well as Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and London north of the River Thames.

Key contacts

Thames and Solent Region Area Manager, Julia Simpson
NT Regional Office, Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe, Bucks HP14 4LA Tel: 01494 528051 Fax: 01494 463310
West and SW Oxfordshire Keith Blaxhall Tel: 01793 762209
Adviser on nature conservation Katherine Hearn Tel: 01285 751818
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Notes:

For organisations that have a geographical coverage that stretches beyond Oxfordshire, the most accessible contact for Oxfordshire activities is listed. M - These groups run a membership subscription scheme, but will very often provide initial advice free of charge NL - Newsletter This Directory may not provide the total coverage of the activities of the groups listed. It concentrates on environmental and nature conservation activities. Disclaimer: Neither ONCF nor the Northmoor Trust can accept liability for any losses due to the inaccuracy of any information in this Directory.