Initiatives

The UKGAP aims to provide a context and endorsement for geodiversity action. This area of the website will highlight projects or conferences that are developed across county or regional boundaries or across the whole of the UK.

Excavating rock from a limestone quarry, Derbyshire. © Colin Prosser, NE

Excavating rock from a limestone quarry, Derbyshire. © Colin Prosser, NE

Geoconservation for science and society: an agenda for the 21st century The Geologists' Association Two Day Meeting 2011 9th & 10th September 2011, Worcester

Well managed geological and geomorphological sites are important to science and society, for research, education and recreation. It is 60 years since the first geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest were designated.

This meeting of the Geologists' Association, supported by Natural England and sponsored by Elsevier and the Quaternary Research Association, will celebrate 60 years of successful geoconservation. It will also examine 21st century challenges and opportunities for geoconservation, and the partnerships required to ensure that our geological heritage continues to be valued and protected as part of the natural environment. The one day conference on 9th September will explore issues including:

  • the importance of local groups and raising public awareness;
  • the future of the Geological Conservation Review;
  • site based versus landscape scale conservation.

The one day field trip on 10th September will visit the Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve and sites in Worcestershire.

For more information on the conference see www.geologistsassociation.org.uk/events