Cumbria GeoConservation Group is a voluntary geological conservation group working to record and look after important geological sites.
The Cumbria GeoConservation Group is an affiliated member of UK RIGS and has the responsibility to
Currently there are some 280 recorded sites all of which have been evaluated by our members and external advisors. Site details are logged with local authorities and the County Council. A Steering Group, comprising members of local geological societies and the main environmental bodies in Cumbria, oversee the working of the group. Cumbria GeoConservation is affiliated to Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
The membership comprises earth scientists, members of wildlife bodies, mineral operators and planners. New members are always welcome.
Examples of Regionally Important geological and geomorphological sites suitable for inclusion in the Cumbria GeoConservation system could include: