Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)

At a glance


  • Environment

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Organisation type: 
Social enterprise
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


ALERC is a membership organisation that represents a UK wide network of Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs).  ALERC promotes the role and importance of LERCs, the quality of the data they hold and the services they provide, so that all decisions impacting on the UK’s biodiversity are made using the best available evidence.


ALERC provides a voice for over 40 Local Environmental Records Centre Members and facilitates collaboration with them on behalf of our regional and national stakeholders, eg. Environment Agency, National Biodiversity Network Trust, UKHab Ltd.

ALERC runs an LERC accreditation system to ensure common standards across our sector, and delivers professional development to its Members’ employees, Recent sessions have included R Programming, Governance, Full Cost Recovery and Biodiversity Net Gain Gain.  ALERC engages with its members through a monthly eNews and Update plus an online Forum.  

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