Trust Milestones - The First 20 years
The Lancashire Naturalists' Trust was established on 1st August
Acquired South Walney Island nature reserve.
(The site was transferred to the new Cumbria Wildlife Trust in 1974 as a result of local government boundary changes)
The Trust reaches 90 members
Annual turnover £217
North West Biological Field Data Bank started.
The Trust has 366 members
Administrative Officer appointed
'Lapwing' magazine launched
First local group started in Southport
Ted Jackson becomes Chairman
Over 1600 members
First part of Mere Sands Wood handed to Trust
David Bellamy pays his first visit to the Trust
New name - Lancashire Trust for Nature Conservation
Rest of Mere Sands Wood acquired
Astley Moss Reserve 21 year lease
12 Trust Nature Reserves
Trust Milestones: The Last 30 Years
Cuerden Head Office established
Warton Crag reserve brought into management
Seaforth reserve licence agreed
Red Scar reserve purchased
Visit of Sir David Attenborough on 6th November
A Conservation Officer and an Urban Wildlife Officer are appointed.
Astley Moss reserve purchased.
The trust reaches 2000 members.
Bolton Wildlife Project started
Visit by HRH The Prince of Wales, June 7th
Trust appointed manager of Cuerden Valley Park
New Name - Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Biological Heritage Site Project started in Lancashire
New visitor centre at Mere Sands Wood.
Penwortham Education Centre started.
Red Moss, Horwich saved from development
Seaforth Visitor Centre opened
More than 260 owners and managers of BHS contracted
Trust designated National Qualification Training Centre
Mere Sands Wood and Salthill Quarry win an English Nature Award.
Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPS) for Lancashire and north Merseyside published
34 Nature Reserves
Over 1000 Watch Club Members
Turnover 2001-2002 £1.5 million
New HQ started with Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £1.7m
8000 Trust members
New HQ opened in October by David Bellamy
Construction of Bolton Environment Resource Centre began
Trusts HQ (The Barn) was granted award-winning Eco-Centre status by ENCAMS
Purchase of Brockholes
Bolton Environment Resource Centre Opens.
Kate Humble and Bill Oddie visit Mere Sands Wood to film Autumn Watch
Adam Khan Architects are announced as the winners of the Brockholes RIBA design competition
Work begins at Brockholes
Brockholes opens on Easter Sunday.