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.


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.

Sustainable fisheries

A view across sunny Brixham harbour with small and mid-sized fishing boats moored up

The aim of Devon Wildlife Trust’s Sustainable Fisheries work is to reduce the impact of Devon’s fisheries on our rich and varied marine environment

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.