We use a mix of traditional and innovative new methods that benefit wildlife. 

Our tenants manage a variety of beautiful properties. Our Conservation Officer supports them with individual conservation plans and ensures that the CRT achieves the best results possible.

Our volunteers go out in all weathers to check that our wildlife has food, water and shelter. Become a conservation volunteer and benefit wildlife on a property close to you. 

Our wildlife monitors ensure that flora and fauna is appearing and thriving throughout the seasons. You can help us maintain species numbers – become a wildlife monitoring volunteer today. 

Look at what we're achieving in our wildlife news and learn about the wildlife that lives on our properties.

Our Redlist Revival awards include:

Top 1% Grey Partridge

Lark Rise Farm

Top 1% Yellowhammer 

Lark Rise Farm

Top 1%
Marsh Tit 

Twyford Farm

Top 10%
Song Thrush 

Green Farm

Top 10%
Grey Wagtail 

Pierrepont Farm

Top 10%
Cuckoo 

Mayfields Farm

*% relevant for range of birds found in a specific habitat - for more information visit http://redlistrevival.org/

Volunteering is good for the environment – and it's good for you too!

"I enjoy volunteering at CRT for many reasons. I believe CRT has found a way of farming that preserves the natural wildlife of a farm alongside the production of food. Some people may argue that you can only do one or the other and claim the natural countryside must be fashioned in a way to maximise food production at the expense of the wildlife. My volunteering efforts support an organisation that proves that is not the case. 

Working in a volunteer group makes it even more fun. The work keeps me fit and healthy and I meet people with interesting tales to tell. Our group cares for an orchard of old apple and pear trees in Herefordshire. Each tree supports its own small wildlife community and provides apples to local cider manufacturers. Traditional orchards across the county are disappearing as they are grubbed up and turned to other uses, so it's important to look after our orchard so that people can visit and see how things used to be. The CRT is great at educating children and helping to instil in them an alternative vision of how the countryside could look. Visiting CRT properties helps people see that different ways of working are possible, and the current trajectory towards a future of vanishing traditional countryside and wildlife can be changed.

As a volunteer, I know the work I do as part of a team benefits both the countryside and me. The things we do are a small but important element of the overall aims of the CRT, and together we can make a difference."

Become a CRT Volunteer

Supporting rural businesses

Old and disused farming properties are revitalised, creating vibrant community centres of sustainable business. 

New artisan destinations, made up of small creative businesses and local producers, are set up within a working rural environment. These include our tenants and neighbours that we work closely with. By supporting these businesses, you enable the CRT to achieve its vision to reinvigorate rural communities. 

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