Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group

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WARWICKSHIRE GEOLOGICAL CONSERVATION GROUP

Membership/Structure

Established 1990 the group has one part time paid member of staff, 15 volunteers and 53 members (35 active). It has an executive committee and a Conservation Committee (including a natural England and the County Geologist).

Key Functions

The Group's activities cover the historic county of Warwickshire excluding Birmingham. Conservation and interpretation of significant geological exposures is the main focus with key areas of work including public education and Members’ education. The group offers a winter lecture programme, summer field trips, conservation projects and the installation of displays.

The Warwickshire Geological Localities Record Centre (GLRC) based at Warwick museum is the most comprehensive source of data on geological sites in Warwickshire. It currently incorporates nearly 1,800 sites, mapped at 1:10,000. Data fields include details of the age and type of site, statutory or non-statutory status and the scientific interest.

The group produced an LGAP produced 2003. followed by a detailed Phase II LGAP for one of its 5 themes in 2004.

Further details

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


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