This is the website of Liss Conservation Rangers.

We are a group of volunteers based on the Liss Riverside Railway Walk, Hampshire which has been a Local Nature Reserve since 2001.

Our purpose is to protect and increase the biodiversity of the reserve, eliminate invasive species such as Himalayan Balsam and ensure that the site is a pleasant environment for the informal enjoyment of the public who have foot access to all areas. 

Regular workdays (from 9-12) are held on the third Sunday in each month with extra work carried out at other times as necessary. (Look at the Calendar for more information.)

We welcome new volunteers. If you are physically fit, between the ages of 16 and 90 (these are the limits for insurance cover), please come along to the meeting point about halfway along, by the footpath from Rotherbank Farm Lane, or use the Contact Us link on the left side of this page 

We welcome all walkers, dog walkers, horse riders and cyclists, and hope that you will help us to maintain the Reserve as a healthy and safe environment for all visitors by taking away your litter and cleaning up after your dogs.
There are bins provided at each entrance and at the picnic area.

Conservation and maintenance work may be carried out at any time.
This can consist of, among other activities,  planting, habitat building, grass cutting, coppicing, tree felling and improving access for visitors.

Rangers will be identifiable by their HiVis jackets with our logo on the back.

Some conservation activities may be hazardous.
Whenever we are working there will be hazard warning boards in the area to alert you. In addition there will be red/white barrier tape for especially hazardous work involving chainsaws.
Safety of the public is of paramount importance to us at all times so please take notice of these precautions and follow the advice of Rangers if they ask you to wait while a task is completed.

Timber can be slippery when wet and this applies to the bridges and steps on the Riverside Railway Walk. Take extra care when crossing them and horse riders should dismount for their own safety and for the safety of others.

Sometimes it may be necessary to build temporary barriers (dead hedges etc.) to keep the public away from new trees and plants until they become established, protect sensitive areas for wildlife or to decrease the impact of visitors on the river banks. These are vital for the successful management of the Reserve and we ask you to respect them.

Rangers building a dead hedge

Liss Conservation Rangers

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