Our Projects

A wide range of conservation and engagement projects are delivered annually by Durham Wildlife Trust. Restoring Durham’s threatened habitats and species, and reconnecting people with the natural world around them.


To find out more about the wide benefits our project work is bringing to wildlife and communities near your please follow the links to the project pages below.

The Revealing Reptiles Project

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.

Living Uplands

The Living Uplands project was founded to focus attention on the sixth most endangered bird in the UK, the Black Grouse.

The 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

Community Conservation

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

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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Bright Water

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