Avon Valley

2 swan outlines on a river, marshy bank on the foreground; misty hill backgroundA tranquil sunrise over 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.

 

Bombus terrestris on heath lobelia, Andrews Wood, Avon Valley

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.

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

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!

 

 

 

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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dormouse survey factsheet305.04 KB
riverfly monitoring factsheet261.42 KB
wildflower_meadow_factsheet.pdf193.72 KB