These lands range from meadows and wetlands, extensive woodlands and large coastal and heathlands areas. In addition, the Trust also owns farmlands which are rented out and other small amenity lands of special historic or scenic importance.
Many of these areas feature wonderful plants and animals and they form a key part of Jersey’s overall biodiversity. It is therefore essential that these habitats and their inhabitants are conserved for the benefit of both current and future generations of islanders. The Trust’s main conservation management activities are therefore aimed at protecting and maintaining the existing habitats ( e.g. by mowing and reed-cutting), along with the restoration of other habitats, such as the replanting of hedgerows and the re-creation of heathland.
The provision and maintenance of footpaths, signs, car parks and other visitor facilities are also undertaken by Trust staff.
The Trust seeks to restore, preserve and maintain Jersey’s built heritage. It currently owns 16 properties and takes care of several other small buildings and historic structures in the island.
These sites, which date from the 16th to the 20th centuries, include cottages, farms, military buildings, mills and lavoirs.
Some of these properties can be visited or hired.
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Established in 1936 the Trust is now the island’s largest private land owner caring for over 130 sites. Within that number are a variety of historic buildings including five farms, four cottages, two watermills and various historic military buildings. However, the majority of the Trust’s sites are areas of land, forming an integral part of the island’s natural environment and encompassing a rich variety of habitats such as woodland, farmland, heathland, meadows and wetland.
For further information about the National Trust for Jersey, their sites, lands and events visit www.nationaltrustjersey.org.je