Our Projects

Bright Water Development Partnership

A landscape partnership surrounding the River Skerne, working to reveal and celebrate its rich heritage.

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Heart of Durham

A partnership project with Northumbrian Water to restore habitat for wildlife on a landscape scale from Derwent Reservoir to Hamsterley Forest.

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Community Conservation

Involving members & volunteers in ongoing species survey work on DWT reserves

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Land of Oak & Iron

Working with local communities and partners to conserve, enhance and celebrate the natural, industrial and cultural heritage around the Derwent Valley and surrounding areas

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North East Local Nature Partnership

Providing stewardship for our environment, to deliver a biodiverse landscape providing for a healthier and wealthier North East.

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Revealing Reptiles

Working to develop a better understanding of the reptile population throughout the North East and to encourage, through active participation, a greater interest in reptiles and their conservation.

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Project Archives

A selection of recent projects Durham Wildlife Trust has been involved with. For more information on any of these projects please email mail@durhamwt.co.uk


A three-year, HLF-funded initiative to deliver 18 high quality traineeships in natural heritage grounds maintenance, working with local councils and communities from from the Tees to the Tyne.

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An exciting citizen science project involving remote-capture trail cameras to monitor our mammal population throughout the North East.

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Heathland Heartlands

Working to establish closer links between communities and their local ‘doorstep’ heaths in and around South Stanley.

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