Land & landscape

We look after 250,000 hectares of countryside and more than 775 miles of coastline, keeping them accessible for future generations

Great Landgale in the Lake District, Cumbria
Common Blue Butterfly

2016: A review of the year's weather and wildlife 

Bee and butterfly numbers have slumped after 2016 brought a tenth year of unsettled weather. Grass grew at an extraordinary rate - good news for farmers making hay and silage, but bad for the insects that rely on patches of bare ground to breed.

Man chopping a tree with a chainsaw

What do rangers do in winter? 

Winter is a time when much of our wildlife is dormant. It’s also when many of our rangers are at their busiest, carrying out vital conservation work.

Dee Gathorne-Hardy, our area ranger at Ickworth, Suffolk

Inspired by trees at Ickworth 

Dee Gathorne-Hardy's love of trees began in the tropical climes of Malaysia. Today he works with other rangers and volunteers managing the woodland in the grounds of this 18th century mansion. They use woodchip to power the estate's biomass boiler.

A canopy of trees at One Tree Hill

Our vision for the future of parks 

Public parks are facing a crisis, find out how we’re playing our part to help.

A view of flooded fields from Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Living with change - managing water and flooding 

We examine the ways climate change has impacted on the north coast of Somerset, and how we're responding.

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