Supporting fellow farmers, for over 50 years, 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?





  • Exmoor Coastal Streams Facilitation Fund Event: Habitat management for bumblebees and bats event

    Exmoor Coastal Streams Facilitation Fund are delighted that Daisy Headley of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Anna David of the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project will be in attendance to share their knowledge. Read more

  • Pasture Event

    Park farm is a family farm and home to Lydiard Turkeys , join us for a walk and talk from farmers Chris and Andy Rumming on how they make their farm work for them Read more

  • CFE Event: Beneficial Insects on the Farm - how they can help you!

    Using natural measures to help reduce pesticide usage is a key part of delivering sustainable agriculture – this event will help you understand more about the Sustainable Use Directive, how Integrated Pest Management Plans help protect the environment, as well as reduce reliance on chemical inputs. Read more