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Private & Community Nature Reserves Network




"The PCNR provides a fantastic opportunity to share experiences and learn from like-minded individuals." Patricia Stainton, Chair SWT Council.


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About the PCNR

Somerset’s Private & Community Nature Reserve (PCNR) Network was set up to support owners, land managers and community groups who are keen to conserve wildlife on their land.

There are now around 200 members of the PCNR network .

Find out more about the network and how you can get involved

PCNR Area Contacts

PCNR Network Local Area Map 2011 smaller sizeThe PCNR operates a system of area contacts. Find out more about your area contacts.






PCNR Events

Each year we run various events across the county specifically for PCNR members.

We are currently in the process of planning our future events. Details will be posted here once they are confirmed.

Many other events run by the Trust may also be of interest to PCNR members.

Please visit the events page for more information

Polyporus sp with side branch - Derek Simmons Slow worm GCN and Woodlouse - Derek Simmons Glowworm Larvae - Derek Simmons Red campion or White Campion - Derek Simmons Bruton dovecote PCNR advice - Patricia Stainton PCNR visit - Patricia Stainton Homeward bound - Val Godsmark Botanising at Eleys fields - Val Godsmark Intro from Kate - Val Godsmark Diverse structure - Val Godsmark


Becoming a member of the PCNR is easy (and even better it's free)

Find out more about the benefits of membership and how to join

Useful information

PCNR Newsletter - Autumn 2016


Find out what the PCNR has been up to recently in our

Spring 2019

Download previous newsletters

Autumn 2018

Spring 2018 

Spring 2017

Autumn 2016

Spring 2016

Autumn 2014

Spring 2014

Summer 2013

Winter 2012

Spring 2012

Autumn 2011

Spring 2011

Autumn 2010

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We have a number of pages offering help and advice about important habitats in Somerset



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