RAF High Wycombe Conservation Group
RAF High Wycombe is lucky enough to sit ‘slap-bang’ inside the designated Chilterns Area of Outstanding of Natural Beauty. The station sits on the 85-million-year-old Chiltern chalk escarpment and most of the camp is protected by law, as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The RAF High Wycombe Conservation Group is a reinvigorated Station club, that will be looking at the biodiversity across RAF High Wycombe and looking into ways to protect, improve and manage it. Biodiversity is a measure of the health of an ecosystem – the number and diversity of species present in an area.
The RAF HWCG wants to identify the variety of flora and fauna species, that are found on 1, 2 and 3 site and around the married patch. Once identified the RAF HWCG will develop a Station Conservation Management Plan to protect and encourage biodiversity in this precious part of the county.
The RAF HWCG will be liaising with local conservation agencies and authorities and will be participating in some local ‘green volunteering’, to help forge new links with the area. If you fancy giving up a little of your time to help clear a pond, hack back some foliage or help produce our newsletter then this might be the club for you…
Although our numbers are growing, the RAF HWCG is still finding its feet and we are looking for Service and MOD Civilian personnel who are passionate about Wildlife and its protection, to help take the group forward towards its aim. If you are interested, please contact Chris Anderson, the RAF High Wycombe SEPO, for more details.
By Flt Lt Adam Booth