Countryside management partnerships

There are a number of countryside management partnerships in Surrey involving many different partners, neighbouring districts and boroughs and various conservation organisations.

They all broadly have the same objective: to maintain and sustainably enhance our green spaces for future generations and for bio-diversity.

Surrey Countryside Partnerships team

The Surrey Countryside Partnerships team is an established county-wide countryside management service, working with the vital support of volunteers, with and within local communities, as well as providing voluntary placements for young people.

The Team comprises:

  • Downlands Partnership - working predominately on rare chalk grassland sites across northeast Surrey and into the neighbouring areas of Croydon and Sutton, including the provision of a conservation grazing service.
  • Lower Mole Partnership - works at various woodlands and helps to manage commons and improve public access across north Surrey and into Kingston.
  • Surrey Heathland Partnership - helps its partners to manage rare lowland heathland in west Surrey, including key sites in Guildford and Woking.

Other countryside conservation partnerships in Surrey