Horseshoe Quarry conservation given credit

Posted by Tina Gardner on 05/05/2011
Horseshoe Quarry. Photo: Niall Grimes

The BMC's work to protect and improve wildlife habitats at the BMC owned and managed site Horseshoe Quarry in the Peak District has received recognition from Natural England.

Natural England has awarded the BMC a certificate acknowledging its “contribution in helping to deliver the Government’s 95% target to get England’s Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) into favourable or recovering condition”.

Rob Dyer, BMC Access & Conservation Officer said: “This is thanks to the work of our Peak volunteers, namely Henry Folkard who continues to lead the effort to enhance the site for conservation."

BMC volunteer Henry Folkard said: "It's particularly pleasing that species diversity has increased since the BMC acquired the site - proving that conservation and recreation can succesfully co-exist. And thanks to all those climbers who also play their part in keeping the site tidy and picking up litter".

The certificate states: “SSSIs protect our natural heritage, each one preserves a unique array of plants, wildlife and geology and is part of our country’s heritage past, present and future. Land owners and managers are their guardians and this certificate is to recognise and thank you for managing your land in such a way.”

Visit Natural England’s website to download Natural England’s report, Protecting England's natural treasures - SSSIs.
 



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