Hereford and Worcester Earth Heritage Trust

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HEREFORD & WORCESTER EARTH HERITAGE TRUST

Membership/Structure

Established in 1996 and based at the Geological Records Centre at Worcester University. The trust has an executive committee and a RIGs assessment panel. It has 4 FTE and 6 part time consultants, 3 voluntary staff and 50 members (9 active).

Key Functions

The Trust exists to identify and survey geological and geomorphological sites in the two counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.to promote the establishment and protection of (RIGS) by creating and maintaining a database. It also enters into close liaison with the local planning authorities, wildlife trusts, natural history societies, schools and colleges, industry, landowners and those who are interested in Earth science to undertake specific project based work. The Trust's Geoconservation Database is a computer based repository of RIGS and other important sites, and has been rolled out to other RIGs Groups to encourage standardisation of data. Currently the trust is consulting in preparation for LGAPs for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Further details

The following Internet links provide detail on the individual member fuctions and activities contributing to the partnership.


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