“I’m very excited by this new role, it’s a great opportunity to start on something new like this. The Staveley community are very invested in the woodlands and so it will be great working with people who care so much about them and want Cumbria Wildlife Trust to bring out the best in them.”
Cumbria Wildlife Trust welcomes new Staveley Woodlands Reserve Officer
Craggy Wood was donated to Cumbria Wildlife Trust after a fundraising campaign led by the ‘Save Craggy Wood’ group to buy the woodland when the Lake District National Park Authority put it for sale. The woodland was purchased with donations coming in from both the public and from Banister Charitable Trust.
Danni Chalmers role will see her take responsibility for managing and developing the Staveley Woodlands Nature Reserve, encompassing both Craggy and Dorothy Farrer’s Spring woods, and additional land to link the two, and to work with the local community.
Local people have already been asked to take a potted tree home and look after it until they are big enough to plant in new woodland that will be created at the linking land.