The Avon Valley Project

Avon Valley Project

Restoring and re-connecting precious wildlife habitat in the Avon Valley

The picturesque Avon Valley supports less wildlife than it did in the past, largely because of changes in the way farmland and woodland is managed. The Avon Valley project aims to restore and re-connect precious wildlife habitat.

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Avon Valley

Working with landowners

The Avon Valley Project works with landowners to restore wildflower-rich grasslands, improve woodlands for wildlife and monitor water quality in the river Avon.

Three DWT natures reserves are situated in the Avon Valley – Lady’s Wood, Andrew’s Wood and South Efford Marsh.

But the loss of good wildlife habitat means it is more difficult for species to move around the landscape.

Since 2011, the project has visited more than 100 landowners, influencing wildlife habitat of 1200 hectares – that’s around 10% of the whole Avon Valley!

South Devon Nature Trust

Supported by South Devon Nature Trust

The Avon Valley Project is a landscape scale project, supported by South Devon Nature Trust, working to re-connect wildlife habitat in the South Devon Avon Catchment.

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The vital work we do for nature depends on the support of people who care about the future of Devon’s wildlife and wild places.

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The Wildlife Trusts are calling for at least 30% of our land and sea to be connected and protected for nature’s recovery by 2030. This project is helping us to achieve that ambition. You can help today by making a donation or by joining us as a member to help fund more projects like this, that will help to create and protect a nature-rich environment to benefit wildlife and people.