In the Allen Valleys we are lucky to have a visible population of native red squirrels. However, the arrival of grey squirrels has seen a rapid decline in our native squirrel population. Grey squirrels are larger and more destructive to the habitat than red squirrels. Furthermore, they carry the squirrel pox virus that red squirrels have no immunity against.
In partnership with Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE) the Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership Scheme will assist landowners and others to conserve the red squirrel population in the Allen Valleys and help secure its range. Land managers, contractors and volunteers are monitoring the health of the red squirrel population, monitoring and controlling the grey squirrel population and raising awareness of red squirrel conservation. Woodland creation and restoration and river restoration will help towards conserving the red squirrel population too.
Throughout the project we will provide training, public talks, meetings and general support in conjunction with our partners in RSNE. Events will be published on The Allen Valleys LPS Facebook and Twitter accounts and in our newsletter.
Reporting a Sighting
Please report sighting of red or grey squirrels in the Allen Valleys via email or phone 07817 634 436.
Please provide the following information:
- Contact details
For further information about the Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership Scheme or Red Squirrel Conservation please contact our Allendale office on 01434 683517