Member Conservation Groups

The borough of Basingstoke and Deane has a wide array of sites of ecological interest that Natural Basingstoke member groups help to maintain, from chalk meadowland to ancient woodland, and with much fascinating wildlife, from protected newts to solitary bees – there’s so much to learn across just our local area!

Nature conservation is open to everyone, no special skills are needed to take part.

Conservation volunteers do everything from coppicing ancient woodland, planting wildflower meadows, maintaining ponds, to monitoring species on our sites.  We need all sorts of people, including individuals who want to participate in hands-on conservation and those with supporting skills like fundraising experience, IT skills or proficiency with social media.

As well as helping promote biodiversity, volunteering is a great way to meet like-minded people, encounter wildlife, take exercise, and support mental wellbeing. But don’t just take it from us – see below what our volunteers have to say!

The map gives a rough indication of where each of the conservation groups below operates, sometimes on one green space, sometimes on several in the area.