West Yorkshire Geology Trust is a voluntary group of about 20 active members, protecting West Yorkshire's geodiversity sites and promoting geology for the general public.
Researching the Permian of the Boston Spa area, particularly to find an exposure of the Hampole Beds, an important marker band.
Good relationships with planning departments in five local authorities in West Yorkshire mean the West Yorkshire Geology Trust is informed of threats to Local Geological Sites.
West Yorkshire Geolgy Trust have attended meetings to consider the development of a Local Nature Partnership.
Regular updating of database of Local Geological Sites in West Yorkshire. New sites surveys in the Wakefield area, using our volunteers. Plan to improve present database so that it is a searchable.
We attend West Yorkshire Local Sites Partnership meetings. West Yorkshire Geology Trust lead the sub-committee for Local Geological Sites and plan to designate several more sites this year.
West Yorkshire Geology Trust encourages local authorities to manage their Local Geological Sites. Consultation occurs with Countryside Services in the local authorities about management of several Local Geological Sites. Boston Spa Parish Council has improved one Local Geological Site. Consulted with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust about one Local Geological Site.
West Yorkshire Geology Trust are working with Johnsons Wellfield Quarries, Huddersfield to improve the Local Geological Site there. Two interpretation boards have now been provided at the quarry.
Working with Pennine Watersheds Project on seven Local Geological Sites to produce geological interpretation. Producing a geological trail for Todmorden Moor Local Geological Site, an interpretation board at Gorpley Clough and a geological trail booklet for Haworth.
Given two workshop sessions with Bradford College students as part of an access course for PGCE Science teachers which 20 trainee teachers attended.
Consulted with National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield about new underground exhibits, now open to the public.
Three new members have joined the committee. They have became involved surveying geological sites in Wakefield area.
A group of volunteers are in involved in surveying geological sites in Wakefield area.
Writing and producing geological trail leaflet for Boston Spa area.
Eight guided geological walks in 2012 so far, with another six planned for the summer. Regular talks to local groups about geology and building stones in West Yorkshire - 4 in 2012.
40 countryside volunteers attended a Study Day in Halifax