This section contains guidance and links to useful online resources aimed at the farming community and strategic organisations who want to work more collaboratively with landowners. It also hosts some case studies to share best practice and delivery of interventions like natural flood management.
Weeth Pond Cornwall Catchment Partnership Case Study
Pencalenick Ponds, Cornwall Catchment Partnership Case Study
Exmoor Mires Partnership
Dartmoor Headwater Natural Flood Management Project
Keyn Glas: Green Ribs
Pinpoint: Working with farmers and land managers to reduce diffuse pollution from agriculture
Cornwall Beaver Project: Living With Beavers
Cornwall Beaver Project: The Story So Far
Hills to Levels (FWAG)
Soil Erosion Related to the Wet Weather Part 2
Soil Erosion Related to the Wet Weather Part 1
Guidance and Documents
Applying a natural capital approach in practice
Lessons learned from the North Devon Landscape Pioneer
The Enablers and Barriers to the Delivery of Natural Flood Management Projects
Constructed Farm Wetlands
Treating agricultural water pollution and enhancing biodiversity. A guide for farmers and farm advisers in England
State of the Environment Soil Report
Runoff Attenuation Features: A guide for all those working in catchment Management
SEPA Natural Flood Management Handbook
Natural Flood Management: Guidance for Devon
The Natural Flood Management Toolbox
The evidence base for working with natural processes to reduce flood risk
Ancient Woodland Inventory
The inventory identifies over 52,000 ancient woodland sites in England.
Ancient Tree Inventory
Mapping the oldest and most important trees in the UK.
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's Historic Environment
Cornwall Council’s interactive map with many layers focused on the historic environment.
Cornwall Council Interactive Map
Cornwall Council’s interactive map website with many layers including those focused on landscape assessment, environment and planning and historic environment.
Mapping tool for Devon and Cornwall to provide information to support flood risk management activities through the application of nature-based solutions, alongside traditional flood risk management approaches.
This project enables people to view locations of river obstacles and to send in photos and details of obstacles that they see when they’re out and about, either on, in or by the UK’s rivers.
E-Planner has been developed by UKCEH to help farmers and other land managers identify the most suitable places for different environmental management options via easy to use, interactive maps. E-Planner is free to use and covers the majority of agricultural land in GB.
The UK’s largest repository of publicly available biodiversity data.
UK Soil Observatory
Over 100 layers, covers soil carbon content, moisture, chemistry etc.
Catchment Based Approach Data Hub
Dozens of datasets and applications that are helping organisations to deliver integrated catchment management for the benefit of future generations.
The Global River Runner is a visualization simulating the path a raindrop would take, assuming it runs off into a stream and from then on to a terminating location, likely an inland water body or the ocean.
Catchment Data Explorer
Explore and download information about the water environment in your area and access river basin management plans.
Magic: Interactive Mapping Portal
Defra's Magic map application is an interactive mapping system that holds maps and data on the natural environment, such as habitats and species types, designated sites, landscape types, and environmental schemes.
Lagas - Cornwall's Nature Recovery Network
Mapping layers to help you to understand our rich landscape and environment. Through these tools, you will be able to make the most of the opportunities to grow our environment, and see how Cornish enterprises are helping to shape a new economy for Cornwall.
Catchment Based Approach (CABA)
Upstream Thinking in the Fowey and Tamar catchments
Upstream Thinking in the Cober, Drift, Stithians and Falmouth Reservoirs Catchments
Defra Countryside Stewardship Page for funding
Forest for Cornwall
Devon & Cornwall Soils Alliance
Cornwall Council’s Grow Nature Toolkit
A resource management web information service dedicated to farmers and growers in South West England.
CAONB Farmer Forum
Reports and Strategies
Environment Agency Natural Capital Register and Account Tool
Cornwall Local Nature Recovery Strategy
Cornwall State of Nature Report
In 2019 the national State of Nature report gave the worrying news that since 1970, 41% of species have declined in abundance across the UK. This led to talk of an ‘ecological emergency’ and calls for it to be tackled alongside the climate crisis. Cornwall Wildlife Trust wanted to know if the same was true here in Cornwall, so teamed up with Cornwall Council and the University of Exeter and analysed a huge volume of local species and habitat data collected largely by volunteer ‘citizen scientists’.
Cornwall Local Flood and Risk Management Strategy
Cornwall Council's Environmental Growth Strategy
Our Environmental Growth Strategy provides a long-term framework for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to not just conserve, but to grow nature. Environmental growth is about not just protecting but also enhancing nature – ensuring that there is more of it, and that it is bigger, better, more diverse and more joined up.
Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan
'A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment', sets out what we will do to improve the environment, within a generation.