Managing an Urban National Nature Reserve

Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve is 100 acres of Urban Geological and Ecological importance situated in Dudley MBC and surrounded by housing estates. 
In the past the area has encountered arson attacks, fly tipping, criminal activity & off-road motorcycles but with the help of the community problems have been reduced; Ian Beech admits that some days it still feels like you are fighting a losing battle. 
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