A Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is a greenspace area within a local community. Here at the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside we work closely with local authorities to ensure these areas are managed effectively, and enjoyed by all in the community.
Why Have LNRs?
There are many benefits to Local Nature Reserves including:
- Getting the whole community involved in improving their area and taking ownership of greenspaces
- Using our expertise to manage land to its full potential, protecting both wildlife and habitats
- Giving training to local communities to sustain green spaces
- Providing health benefits by giving those in rural areas access to green spaces
We work hard to bring people closer to nature, inspire them about the natural world and empower them to get involved and understand the importance of wildlife and the environment. Local Nature Reserves are often a place of respite, for both people and wildlife.
Explore the menu on the right to have a look at the Local Nature Reserves we work on.