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

How we help

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.

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Countryside Stewardship

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

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Our work

Campaign for the Farmed Environment

FWAG SouthWest delivers the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) across the South West. The Campaign encourages farmers and land managers to protect and enhance the environmental value of farmland, through environmental measures that sit alongside productive agriculture.

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Author: Ellen James

Hills to levels

Hills to Levels is a holistic catchment management approach 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. The idea is that a lot of small-scale interventions will have an effect at the large catchment scale with the motto that ‘every field, every farm, every stream has its part to play in flooding and water quality’.

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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.

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Author: Ellen James

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Countryside Stewardship agreements were submitted, on behalf of farmers, in 2017

£4,535,316

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

£913,456

of this total grant is for capital works

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.

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Become a member

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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Volunteering opportunities

Can you volunteer with a FWAG SW project near you?

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News

Events

  • Redlist Revival

    Redlist Revival helps farmers to monitor priority farmland bird species on the farm, and rewards those whose land management practices are supporting thriving populations of wildlife. Read more

  • New Farming Rules for Water & Severn Vale Guardians Project

    NFU/FWAG briefing on New Farming Rules for Water & Severn Vale Guardians Project Read more

  • Dusk Bird Song Walk

    Join FWAG SouthWest for a Quantock Hills Facilitation Fund event. Thomas Mansfield will lead a walk through the woods to identify various birds through sightings and their song. Read more