The Lancashire Environment Record Network is the 'local environmental record centre' for the county of Lancashire. LERN is a member of the Association of Local Environmental Record Centres.

NBN Member logoWe store and provide access to details of Lancashire's rich environment: its biodiversity, geodiversity and landscape.

We publish data on line via the National Biodiversity Network Atlas.

The information we hold is provided by our partner organisations and by hundreds of groups and voluntary wildlife recorders.

There are more than one million biological records on the LERN database and we have access to many more held by private individuals and groups.  

We have information on the important and protected sites that have been identified for their significance in Lancashire.

The information we provide is used by many individuals and organisations to help ensure that the actions and decisions they make, take adequate account of the environment.

We support, promote and encourage the responsible collection of records relating to our environment.

With your help LERN can identify, understand and protect the environment of our beautiful, historic and diverse county. LERN will be a living, breathing legacy for generations to come.

Send us your wildlife sightings

iRecord logoYour records will help protect and enhance local biodiversity by increasing the quality and quantity of data we hold and make available.

You can enter your records on line at iRecord or by joining the 'LERN Lancashire Records' project on iNaturalist.iNaturalist

or send us your records by email.

Visit our Biological recording pages for more details.

Contact us

Contact Lancashire Environment Record Network


Lancashire Environment Record Network
C/O Planning, 
Lancashire County Council, 
PO Box 100, 
County Hall, 


Or the Biological Heritage Sites team: