The Association of Local Environmental Records Centres is a membership organisation representing LERCs across the United Kingdom. It promotes the standing of LERCs as the definitive source of high quality, local, capture-resolution biodiversity data to inform the decision-making process, provides representation at a national and regional level and seeks to enhance the professional standing of LERCs through its Accreditation scheme. It provides a central voice for the UK's Records Centre community and provides a support-based network of knowledge and advice for its members. ALERC achieves this through the work of its directors, staff and members - find out more about ALERCs Aims and Objectives or our specialist ALERC Working Groups.
Become a Director
ALERC is currently looking for new Directors including a Company Secretary. You don't need to be a Centre manager to join - any ALERC member can become a Director, you just need some enthusiasm and a desire to continue to make ALERC and Local Environmental Records Centres the best they can be. For more details see About.
Find Your LERC
LERCs each cover a defined geographical area and this is usually a County or in some cases several Counties. Each LERC supports biological recording, provides a range of data products and services and has a wealth of knowledge and contacts in their area.
To help you contact the relevant LERC for your needs, use our searchable map to find the LERCs and their contact details for your area of interest. Search by location name, postcode or grid reference.
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