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?





  • Kestle Barton Exhibition: Representing Nature

    A weekend of exhibition, walks, talks and workshops with landscape photographer Jem Southam, poet Virginia Astley and naturalist / author Mark Cocker (Crow Country). Read more

  • Grassland ID and Wetland Meadow Management

    You are invited to a site visit to Clattinger Farm to look at Grassland ID and Wetland Meadow Management. Read more

  • Woodland Bird Walk at Horner Wood

    Join us for a walk around Horner Wood, famous for its woodland birds including pied flycatchers, wood warblers and redstarts Read more