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
Inspiring and enabling local communities: An Integrated Delivery Model for Localism and the Environment.
Click here to read more about the ILD and to download the supporting documents.Read more
Gloucestershire FWAG are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from Natural England to support our new farmer group, the ‘Severn Vale Guardians’. Working with key partners the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), the aim of the Severn Vale Guardians is to form a collaborative group of farmers and land managers to achieve landscape scale improvements in the local natural environment.Read more
The Carrant Catchment Restoration Project has received support from the latest round of Facilitation Funding, therefore we will be working with local farmers, advisers and the Kemerton Conservation Trust in order to carry out plans developed in the initial stage of the project.Read more
Water management is changing, with management techniques taking into consideration the whole of river catchments.
This new approach has recently been adopted by the Government and FWAG SW has played a leading role in the development of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) through the pilot phase of the Upper Thames Catchment project based in the Cotswolds.Read more
The Cotswold Water Park WILD Project (Water with Integrated Local Delivery) is a three year project set within the Cotswold Water Park, it aims to improve water quality and biodiversity in order to meet the demands of EU legislation.Read more
The farmer lead collaborations of the Guardians of the Upper Thames, chaired by local farmer Richard Rumming, focus on the communities at risk of flooding by covering 16,000 hectares from the river’s source at Kemble to areas such as Cricklade in Wiltshire, aiming for methods of long term environmental improvements. Many positive outcomes have emerged from this particular initiative in the Cotswolds. Click here to find out more.Read more