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 essential support of volunteers and local communities, as well as providing apprenticeship and training opportunities 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 in north Surrey and into Kingston.
  • Surrey Heathland Partnership - manages large areas of lowland heathland found predominantly in west Surrey, including key sites in Guildford and Farnham.

Other countryside conservation partnerships in Surrey