The Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Partnership is an organisation including local authorities, statutory agencies, wildlife conservation organisations and landowners who work together to ensure Cannock Chase continues to improve both as a home for nature and a place people can enjoy.
We are a conservation partnership that works purely to protect the habitats of Cannock Chase from accidental damage caused by visitation. We do this by improving the sites infrastructure and providing free environmental education. It is illegal for us to fund any work that will cause harm to the Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
The large heathland landscapes of the Chase were designated as a SAC in 2005. This is the highest level of legal designation for habitats and species that an area can have in England. The landowners of the SAC must, by law, look after and protect its habitats and wildlife. These habitats are among the most sensitive parts of Cannock Chase and need to be carefully managed to ensure they survive for future generations. Currently the SAC is suffering whilst facing a number of pressures.