Shrewsbury Town Council looks after many Countryside Sites around the town, ranging from large Local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest to small Community Woodlands. These areas are managed with both people and wildlife in mind and whilst they may not look as neat and tidy as our formal gardens, they support a huge variety of plants and animals. Traditional management methods such as grazing, haymaking and coppicing create a mosaic of different habitats across the town.
Countryside Sites are managed with the help of students on work placements, volunteer work parties, volunteer site wardens, colleges and community groups. We also work closely with local organisations such as Shropshire Council and Shropshire Wildlife Trust to share knowledge and resources.