The Trust was set up and funded in 2017 by Dr Margaret Bradshaw. The aims of the Trust are: to record the locations of the special plants of Teesdale in detail, to aid their future monitoring and conservation; to identify areas where populations of special plants are threatened and to liaise with Natural England on land management changes to address this; and to establish a 'Friend of' group to continue with similar work in future. This report summarises the first three years of work by the Trust.
I am a freelance ecologist specialising in plants and vegetation. I have had the privilege of being the main botanist working on this project since 2017.