Although global in interests (it is not unknown for the Heathland Conservation Society to assist students studying Heathland in the USA) the Society is currently paying special attention to the very important woods and heathland in Surrey and Berkshire. In particular The Broadmoor to Bagshot Woods and Heath which covers an area of approximately twenty-five square miles. None of this land is common land. The fact is that this SSSI/SPA* is divided between four land owners, The Ministry of Defence, Windelsham United Charities and Poors Allotments, Crown Estates and The Forestry Commission.The Heathland Conservation Society is an independent group associated with BTCV, a registered charity.
As you will see, the future and what we can commit to does, to a large extent, depend on the people like you and others who want the natural environment and the endangered species of flora and fauna to be preserved for the generations that will follow us, and in the meantime to be able to enjoy it ourselves. To enable the Heathland Conservation Society to continue to build on the success of its founders and to have sufficient resources in both manpower and finances to meet the growing demands, it is always looking to recruit new members from anywhere in Britain. Contact our membership secretary for details.
- If you support our cause you can help in several ways. We are often looking for help to clear rubbish and litter and may soon need assistance in the management of the flora.
- The vigilance of the local people is also a great help. If you see or even hear any illegal riding on protected areas contact your local Police (which can be found in your telephone directory).
- Donations gratefully received....
Printing, telephone calls, working days (clean ups), insurance premiums etc. do not come cheap. We are also on the look out for sponsorship to cover the high administration costs, so if you would like to support us by giving a donation please send a cheque made out to the Heathland Conservation Society to the society’s address which can be found here.