November 17 2017 19:08:38
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Reserve Management
The reserve is managed by local volunteers under the chairmanship of the Cumbria County Council County Ecologist and with the participation of the Holme Park Quarry Manager. However, the aim of a local nature reserve is that it is managed by the local community to foster public awareness of and interest in the local ecology. The members of the local voluntary team take full responsibility for the management of the reserve but could not do this without the positive support and encouragement of the County Ecologist and the Quarry Manager.

Activity in the reserve is guided by a detailed Management Plan. The current edition of the Plan covers the period 2007 to 2016 Download Link (size: 1.8Mb). It contains a detailed description of the reserve, the flora and fauna, and the management objectives.

A much more enjoyable read is the Education Pack Download Link (size: 5.1Mb) for use by schools undertaking visits to the reserve. The management team would certainly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the natural science of this beautiful area of England. Unintentionally, it also provides reassurance to adults of the high standards expected of children working at Key Stage 2.