Our work

  • Work has begun on our Local Nature Recovery Strategy. This seeks to restore nature and the benefits we gain from it across the whole of Devon.

  • Creating a network of habitats for wildlife and people. Devon Invasive Species Initiative (DISI) and Devon Special Species

  • Work has begun on our Devon Tree and Woodland Strategy. This aims to support the increase of tree and woodland cover in Devon, whilst simultaneously protecting and sustainably managing existing trees.

  • Connecting everyone to nature for health and wellbeing

  • Taking action on climate in Devon with solutions that combat the ecological emergency

  • Encouraging sustainable management and creation of woodlands and hedges that are rich in wildlife and reconnected to the local communities and economy

  • Getting people of all ages to regularly interact with Devon’s natural environment as an integral part of lifelong learning.

  • Communities and Culture

    Supporting communities to take action to restore Devon's wildlife and environment.

  • Ensuring that development results in net gain for wildlife and accessible wildlife rich spaces for us to enjoy.

  • Creating a prosperous and productive farming economy which also enhances the environment.

  • Protecting, restoring and using our natural capital assets to ensure social and economic wellbeing

  • Supporting Devon's wetlands and watercourses to be flood, drought and climate resilient with healthy fish and wildlife populations while providing excellent recreational opportunities and a clean water supply.

  • Aiming for a world-class coast and marine environment that is wisely used to provide a sustainable living for local fishing communities, a home for an impressive variety of wildlife, and an attraction to millions of visitors and residents.