The Avon Valley Project

Avon Valley Project

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

10 years ago the picturesque Avon Valley supported less wildlife than it did in the past, largely because of changes in the way farmland and woodland was managed. The loss of good wildlife habitat makes it more difficult for species to move around the landscape. The Avon Valley project aims to restore and re-connect this precious wildlife habitat.

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We are celebrating 10-years of the Avon Valley project! A long, landscape-based conservation project such as this has huge benefits for wildlife. Find out more by visiting the anniversary page below.

Avon Valley project 10-year anniversary

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.

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!

Title page for brochure 'The Avon Valley Project: ten years of woodlands and wildflowers'



The Avon Valley project began in 2011 and has had many incredible successes over the last 10 years. Read the brochure to find out more...

 Read the 10 year brochure

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.