British Land Reclamation Society is an interdisciplinary organisation and Registered Charity, concerned with the reclamation, rehabilitation and restoration of land; this includes contaminated, derelict and abandoned land from mineral working and former urban and industrial uses. The organisation covers aspects such as education, best practice guidance and research over the many subject areas involved in science and also the practicalities of land reclamation in England, Scotland and Wales.
Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI) is an organisation founded in 1836 and promotes both the professional and amateur study of botany in the British Isles. The organisation publishes its own scientific journal, Watsonia, produces national atlases, hold conferences on botany, and produces county Floras of plant distribution. BSBI also provide education from A-level to postgraduate level in botany, and supports research on British botany.
The Countryside Council for Wales acts a statutory adviser to the Government on sustaining the landscape, wildlife, the environment and the enjoyment of the countryside and inshore waters in Wales. CCW promotes the environment, landscape and coastal waters as natural and cultural riches that encourage economic and social activity, and a part of leisure and education in everyday community life.
The Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) process in Cheshire is part of the Countdown project. BAP is a partnership of over 40 organisations and groups, which carry out research, recording and practical work on species and habitats. This project is part of an EU scheme to reduce biodiversity loss, where wildlife in Cheshire is prioritised, especially species that are globally threatened and rapidly declining in the UK.
(CL:AIRE) Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments is an independent, non-profit organisation, a registered charity and environmental body, established in 1999 to encourage the regeneration of contaminated land using the latest practical technologies for sustainable remediation. The organisation’s Technology and Research Group (TRG) provide guidance and appraisals.
Eden is an educational charity that raises money to enable their work towards a better future by bringing together science, art, technology and commerce. The Eden Project was created to show man’s relationship and dependence upon plants. Two huge conservatories – Biomes - house some of the one million plants that require a greenhouse to grow. The aim of the project is to educate and inspire communication of major current environmental issues.
Envirolink Northwest is the organisation of development of the energy and environmental technologies and services (ETS) sector in the Northwest. The organisation is supported by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and helps businesses develop new technologies and services, and successful marketing of these solutions, improving their competitiveness and finding business opportunities in the sector. They also have three specialist teams focusing on environmental issues concerning water, waste and energy.
UK Environment Agency (EA) the largest independent government funded public body providing protection and improvement of land, air and water in England and Wales. The EA provide numerous environmental services and their aim is to ensure that society can enjoy a healthy and clean environment for generations to come.
The Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management is a professional body with over 3,500 members from ecological and environmental authorities, government agencies, consultancies, NGOs, etc. The organisation provides representation and support for professionals in ecology and environment by offering services that promote education, training and research to raise the standards of the profession.
The Forestry Commission is a government department committed to protecting and expanding Britain’s forests and woodlands and provide beneficial initiatives for the economy, environment, health and wellbeing of the community. Working with different partners from local communities, private sector landowners and businesses, the Forestry Commission supports education, regeneration, research, recreation and sustainable commercial timber production.
Groundwork is an organisation consisting of local Groundwork Trusts, which are made up of partnerships between the public, private and voluntary sectors with their own boards of trustees. Groundwork started in the late 1970s with the improvement of urban fringe areas prone to neglect and dereliction. First in 1979 was the project named ‘Operation Groundwork’, and this has continued to create partnerships to regenerate the environment, prevent land from being under-used or to find new uses, and improving access to the countryside.
LANDLIFE is a registered environment charity that aims to create sustainable wildlife habitats in urban areas, increasing the understanding of wildlife and thereby bringing communities and nature together. LANDLIFE’s projects using simple wildflower mixes, based on common core species, designed to create wildlife areas which have sustainable links to their communities. Funded by both private sector and the public, all profits go back into the charity.
The Mersey Forest is a partnership between the Forestry Commission, Natural England, nine local authorities, The Mersey Forest team and several other organisations. The Mersey Forest is made up of a network of woodlands and habitats across 465 square miles in Merseyside and North Cheshire. The aim is to create 8,000 acres of new sustainable woodland for the community over a 30-year period, providing improved life quality and environmental and economic benefits for the people living within the network area.
Red Rose Forest is a partnership of The Countryside Agency, the Forestry Commission and the Metropolitan Boroughs of Bolton, Bury, Trafford and Wigan and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Also included in the partnership are landowners, businesses, Government agencies, Countryside Services, schools, environmental and voluntary bodies, and communities. Their mission is to plant 25 million trees, over a 40 year period, as part of regeneration of the Greater Manchester environment.
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) International is a non-profit organisation with 2,300 members. The organisation has members from countries worldwide, including the North America, England, Europe, Australia and India. SER are committed to promoting ecological restoration by providing expertise to partner organisations and members. SER hold conferences to provide the latest information to participants. The organisation has its own journal, Restoration Ecology, which provides the latest research and guidance on ecological restoration. SER also has a network, website, newsletter and eBulletin that effectively relay information related to ecological degradation, conservation and restoration.
The Tree Council is an environmental charity with around 180 member organisations working in partnership to plant more trees, ensuring that suitable species are planted in the right habitat, ensuring that care for trees is correct and ultimately trying to raise awareness of the importance of trees. The Tree Council provides support for its members, initiates campaigns and schemes, co-operating on action programmes, giving grants to schools and publishing books.
Arboricultural Association is the UK leading body providing support for the amenity tree care professionals with over 2,000 members in either civic or commercial employment, at craft, technical, supervisory, managerial or consultancy level. The association was founded in 1964 and its aim is “to advance the science of arboriculture for the public benefit”, by encouraging study, training and interest in Arboriculture.
Landlife Wildflowers is the trading company of LANDLIFE, based at the National Wildflower Centre, which grows and supplies native wildflower seeds and plants to the majority of mainland UK.
Waste & Resource Action Programme (WRAP) is a private
company that encourages and promotes recycling, efficient use of
resources and reduction of waste by offering their help to consumers,
local authorities and businesses. The prime focus is to combat climate
change, by reducing waste going to landfill or burning, and hence
reducing carbon emission, thus improving the environment.