Our projects

The Wye Valley AONB Unit, the small team of dedicated staff based in Monmouth, carry out collaborative projects, working closely with organisations, communities and individuals. Below is a selection of our current projects, and for past projects click here.

With our partners, we run projects that help to conserve and enhance the AONB’s cultural and natural heritage, covering:

  • Landscape enhancement and protection
  • Wildlife conservation and management 
  • Forging partnerships with those who have an impact on the environment
  • Finding funding for essential conservation and enhancement work
  • Raising awareness of the value of our unique environment and significance of the designation

dry stone walling at Cleddon

Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)

We administer this super grant scheme which local organisations, volunteer groups and individuals can apply to for project funding (Wales only). We’d love to hear from you if you have a project idea.

The SDF is Welsh Government-funded, but we do have a separate AONB Fund for the English part of the AONB. So if you have an idea for a project that will help conserve or enhance our landscape and natural beauty, and/or enjoyment and appreciation of it, do get in touch. We may be able to help you develop your proposal, find funding or partners to help to turn your ideas into reality.

New leaky dam, Angidy catchment

Traditional skills

Youth Rangers tv training

wye valley voluntering

Looking towards the source of the Wye Powys County Council

Kate Humble award presentation

Riparian Trees

Riparian Tree Project – currently under development.

We’ve just received funding to run a short riparian tree management project and will be working with landowners, including Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, on the main river and sub-catchments to raise awareness of the importance of and techniques in riparian tree management.

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