This year’s Forum will be held at Buckland Abbey, and will include presentations from Natural England, National Trust, Devon Local Nature Partnership and Cornwall Council, as well as the Tamar Valley AONB and Tamara Landscape Partnership team.

Find out more about the importance of Sites of Special Scientific Interest and County Wildlife Sites for nature recovery in the Tamar Valley; nature recovery in the working landscape; restoring nature-friendly habitats; investing in nature; and Local Nature Recovery Strategies.

A guided walk around the Buckland Abbey Estate, presentations to this year’s Valley Champions, plus a locally-sourced buffet complete the event.

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The Annual Forum will be held on Thursday 21 September, 2:45pm-7pm.

Places are limited, so booking is essential by Tuesday 12 September. Please email, stating any dietary requirements you may have.

On Saturday 23 September, 10am-4pm, a Community Action for Nature Drop-In Day will take place in the Parish Hall, Bere Alston, to encourage and inspire people of all ages to do what they can to support nature and help it to thrive. This is a free event, no need to book.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we count down to this year’s Forum and Community Day – we’re posting information on each of our 17 Tamar Valley Special Species (part of our Nature Recovery Plan) every weekday. Join us to discover more about the Allis shad, avocet, triangular club-rush and many others.

You can find out more about the Tamar Valley Nature Recovery Plan 2023-2030 here.



  • Hedgehog © Adrian Langdon
  • Willow Tit © Geoff Carr
  • Dormouse, Lynher Valley, photograph taken under licence © Jen Bousfield
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