Constitution and policies

The British Lichen Society is a Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (number 1194213) open to all who are interested in the study and conservation of lichens. The BLS Council steers the work of the Society and committees coordinate aspects of its work: Conservation, Data, Education and Promotions and Finance. Additionally, from time to time specific working groups are formed. The Constitution and policy statements provide the legal framework within which the Society operates.

The British Lichen Society was formed in 1958. It became a registered charity in 1964. Since 2022 the society has been a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Who we are, what data we hold and how we use and protect it.

The BLS holds personal data in connection with our database of lichen records. See how we use and protect this data, here.

The society has Public Liability Insurance and Employer's Liability Insurance.

The BLS has adopted the IAL Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Statement.