Our projects

Avon Valley

Girl on stepladder peers into a box mounted on a tree trunk

The Avon Valley project aims to restore and re-connect precious wildlife habitat.

Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat project

Greater horseshoe bat flying upwards towards a moth in flight, by Frank Greenway

This project is enabling people to learn about, celebrate and help to care for these enigmatic bats and the landscape they live in.

Enclosed Beaver Project (West Devon)

Beavers nibbling vegetation by Ben Lee

Beaver project on a securely-fenced, private site in western Devon.

Exeter wild city

Wildflowers in the sunny foreground, a large group of people standing beneath a tree in St Bart's churchyard, in Exeter

Enhancing and protecting the wildlife value of green space in the city making Exeter a national beacon for urban wildlife

Magnificent Mires


Celebrating the fascinating, unrivalled natural and cultural heritage of one of Devon’s least known landscapes – the internationally important blanket bogs of Dartmoor.

River Otter Beaver Trial

Beaver re-release

The first re-introduction of wild beavers in England. This 5 year trial will monitor the beavers on the River Otter.


Exeter Schools Project - People's Postcode Lottery

People's Postcode Lottery

Thanks to the support by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, DWT has been able to employ an Education Assistant to deliver an inspiring range of Forest School and outdoor learning experiences to children in Exeter.

Freshwater pearl mussels

A freshwater pearl mussel on a stony riverbank next to a hand, displaying the size of the organism

Conserving a rare and endangered species on the north Devon’s river Torridge.

Working wetlands

Small group of people standing within culm grassland

Upstream Thinking is a five year project funded by South West Water aimed at improving the quality of water arriving at water treatment works.


Nature Improvement Area 

Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs) work towards an ambitious, shared vision for landscape-scale management of the local environment.

Torridge Headwaters project

Culm grassland at Volehouse Moor

The Torridge Headwaters project provides advice and support to landowners, encouraging them to undertake sensitive management to improve the natural environment across their land holdings.

Culm Grassland Natural Flood Management Project

Hollocombe Moor





Over the last five years, Devon Wildlife Trust has worked closely with Exeter University and other partners to examine the wider benefits of Culm grassland.

Active Neighbourhoods

Active Neighbourhoods Plymouth

The Active Neighbourhoods project is helping people in five areas of Plymouth to enjoy the benefits of living with nature on their doorstep


South Devon Wildlife Champions

South Devon Wildlife Champions aims to empower children based in the south hams to make a difference in the world around them.