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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Could you volunteer with a FWAG SW project near you?