With over 70% of the UK being farmland, we need to act now to deliver for our farmers
and for wildlife at a landscape scale.
We understand the importance of profitable and environmental farming for our region’s rivers and farmers, so we work hard to improve farm environmental standards in a way that also benefits farmers.
Our policy is to create holistic farm management plans that work alongside natural processes to reduce pollution, build soil health, and create resistance to climate change, while also increasing profitability.
We work closely with industry leading partners to evaluate farm practices and create a farm business that builds soil health, creates resistance to climate change and boosts profitability.
Working in a Challenging Landscape
Our areas of focus also include reducing the sediment run-off and nutrient losses that farmland in the Wear catchment can be susceptible to, as a result of the steep glacial valleys and ephemeral streams found throughout the area.
Opportunities to work with us
Farmers in the Browney Catchment
We are working with farmers in the River Browney Catchment region right now.
Farmers in the Gaunless Catchment
We are working with farmers in the River Gaunless Catchment region right now.
Need help with an Enforcement Undertaking? We can offer offer specialist advice & more.
Our focus on soil health
We focus on how soil health can effect water quality in the Wear Catchment
Farming rules for Water
Introduced in 2018, learn more about what FRW require farmers to do
Some key videos and information explaining our work in the carbon and farming sector