West Dorset Hills and Vales - Living Landscape

The Wildlife Trust is working with landowners and communities in west Dorset to promote and secure sustainable land management that provides production of local food and space for wildlife to live and adapt.  While ensuring local people can engage, celebrate and participate in their local landscape and feel connected to where they live.

Grazing Brokerage

Dorset Wildlife Trust has a database of landowners in Dorset and over the years have helped landowners find additional stock and visa versa.

If you are looking for addional livestock or land to graze please call Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620 ​and we may be able to help!

Wildflower meadow creation - Pastures New

Farmland advisors will give grassland management advice for meadow enhancement and, where suitable, can co-ordinate a program of resoration techniques, including; green hay and wildflower harvesting and spreading.

Volunteers ​ 

Volunteers are vital to the project and are a great help "on farm" for tasks such as scrub clearance, digging a pond or fencing.  If you want to volunteer to help restore Dorset's grasslands, woodlands & rivers please visit our volunteers page here.

Alternatively if you are a landowner who has a use for volunteers to help restore grassland please

Farm Advisors

Our experienced farm advisors can provide assistance with;

  • Environmental Stewardship applications and existing agreements.
  • Advise on land management for wildlife

Machinery Ring 

Do you need any of the following equipment?

  • Small Baler
  • Mini Baler
  • Weed Wipe
  • Cut and Collect machine


Working with local communities, we will encourage people of all ages and abilities to get involved in learning about and caring for the wildlife around them.

There are several opportunities for
communities to participate, whether
whole parishes, a village, a street, a local interest group or simply a group of like-minded friends. 

For all enquiries phone the West Dorset Office on 01300 321329 alternatively email shamer@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk 

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