We support fellow farmers to value the environmental assets on their land and use them for a sustainable and profitable future.

How we help

Hills to Levels

Hills to Levels is a holistic catchment management approach, which began across catchments in Somerset, aiming to ‘slow the flow’ to reduce flood risk, reduce erosion, improve water quality, deliver wider environmental benefits and increase resilience on the floodplain.


Author: Ellen James

Countryside Stewardship

FWAG SW has a wealth of experience in the range of grants on offer and their suitability for your farm business. We can prepare and submit an application on your behalf and help with your evidence and record keeping requirements.



Our work

Farm Habitats and Species

We can guide you through any project, arranging surveys and plans to satisfy local planning authority requirements and ensuring the project delivers the maximum wildlife and amenity value.



A Community Guide to Your Water Environment

Water is something we tend to take for granted. This Guide, which has been produced with support from Defra and the Catchment Based Approach, aims to help you understand the importance of the water in your local environment.


Author: Ellen James

Upper Thames Catchment Partnership

Since 2012, the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West (FWAG SW) and the Countryside and Communities Research Institute (CCRI) has hosted a collaboration of organisations within the Upper Thames, striving to improve the water environment and provide wider benefits for people and nature at a catchment scale.


Author: Ellen James


Countryside Stewardship agreements were submitted, on behalf of farmers, in 2018


of grants will be paid to these farmers in the south west over the next 5 years

Plus £3m

for capital investments

Support us

Can you help our Farming Landscape?

At FWAG we are helping farmers to practically manage their land, in order to benefit their business, but also with the future of their land and its wildlife in mind.



Become a member / Renew your membership

JOIN US! Become a friend or a member and you'll be helping to create a better farmed environment for everyone across the South West.


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Are you interested to volunteer with us?

Could you volunteer with a FWAG SW project near you?





  • Championing the Farmed Environment: Relaunch event for the new era of CFE

    Join our relaunch to find out more about CFE and how we work with farmers and the agricultural industry. At the relaunch we will be highlighting the opportunities for farmers around delivering environmental goods as part of a resilient and efficient business. Read more

  • AHDB Event: The five non-negotiables of managing the modern dairy cow

    AHDB are delighted to announce internationally renowned Lloyd and Daphne Holterman of Rosy Lane Holsteins are coming to the UK in March for a UK-wide series of meetings. Read more

  • Schemes in the Quantock Hills & Fringes

    A chance to have your say on the schemes and projects in the Quantock Hills and surrounding landscape Read more