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Working Wetlands is our biggest ever conservation project, working alongside landowners to recreate a living landscape in the Culm area of Devon.
County Wildlife Sites
If you have a County Wildlife Site in Devon, please contact Lynne Kenderdine on 01392 279244 for advice and information.
Devon has an extremely varied range of
wildlife and habitats, all of which have been shaped by centuries of
human activity. DWT currently manages 42 nature reserves which include a
representative sample of many of the habitats found across the county,
including typical Devon wooded valleys, heathland, culm grassland, reed
beds and moorland.
The role of the nature reserves staff is to manage the reserves to maximise their biodiversity. This is done through a range of techniques often based on traditional methods. The work across the reserves is directed by detailed individual reserve management plans prepared by the Nature Reserve Officers.
The techniques we use include: