Hills to Levels NEW

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.Read more

Action Plan

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Partners

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Priorities

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Catchments

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Somerset Catchment Partnership

Somerset Catchment Partnership is bringing together a range of organisations who work within the water environments of Somerset since 2013.Read more

Cornwall KAS

The Kingfisher Award Scheme has been running in Cornwall for 10 years and is coordinated by Jacky Cherry.Read more

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.Read more

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.Read more

Volunteering opportunities with FWAG SouthWest

Can you volunteer with a FWAG SW project near you?Read more

Where we work

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The Regional Barn Owl Competition

The Barn Owl Award is FWAG SW’s flagship award to celebrate the best of farmland conservation and positive environmental practices across the six counties of the South West region.Read more

Hills to Levels Multiple Benefits

The Hills to Levels Multiple Benefits Project is funded by the Environment Programme (Water Environment Improvement Fund WFD GiA) and is a partnership project between the Environment Agency and FWAG SW. It is part of the wider ‘Hills to Levels’ approach in Somerset.Read more

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’.Read more

The National Silver Lapwing Competition

The Silver Lapwing is a prestigious national award, primarily sponsored by Waitrose alongside other partner organisations. The presentation is a showcase event that receives considerable national and local press coverage, reflecting its high profile in the agricultural calendar.Read more

Cornwall Otter

Cornwall’s Otter Trophy showcases the long term commitment to wildlife conservation and sustainable farming shown by many farmers across the county.Read more

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.Read more

Devon Bronze Otter

Devon’s Bronze Otter Award showcases the long term commitment to wildlife conservation and sustainable farming shown by many farmers across the county.Read more

Farm Plastics Recycling Scheme

The first FWAG Farm Plastics Recycling Scheme began in 2004 and has taken place annually ever since. The aim of the scheme is to provide farmers with a responsible, environmentally sound way to recycle plastic, preventing it from going to landfill. The scheme is simple and straight forward, with no membership fees so the farmers only pay for the plastic they bring.Read more

Black Poplar Planting Project

The Black Poplar Planting Project commemorates the centenary of WW1 1914-1918, while also working to ensure the long-term survival of our native black poplar trees.Read more

State of Nature

The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West, the Countryside and Community Research Institute and Natural England expression of interest in running a Farmer Led new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) trial in Gloucestershire is based on the learning from the projects and pilots, all of which use the integrated local delivery framework.Read more