Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the topic homepage at Environment which has additional news and features.
  • country parks

    Devon County Council owns and manages two Country Parks; at Stover near Newton Abbot and the Grand Western Canal near Tiverton

  • Devon Hedge Group

    Devon’s hedges are of great historical importance, define the county’s beautiful farmed landscapes, and support an immense amount of wildlife. The Devon Hedge Group helps people to appreciate and understand this

  • energy – climate change

    Climate change is not just a global issue that will affect future generations in other parts of the world – it is happening now, and some of its effects can already be felt in Devon

  • environmental data

    Devon County Council collates and manages a range of environmental data and combines this with data from a number of external sources to provide a comprehensive understanding of environmental quality and performance across Devon

  • environmental maps

    These maps give access to spatial (geographic) data for Devon on a wide range of topics, including ecology, geology, flood risk, historic environment, landscapes, planning and public access

  • environmental policy

    Devon County Council's policy for reducing the impacts of its operations on the environment

  • estuaries

    Devon has many valuable and beautiful estuaries

  • Explore Devon

    Inspiration for exploring Devon’s green spaces – from a gentle woodland stroll to an invigorating bike ride, or finding the best bird-watching spot to discovering our ancient geology

  • flood risk management

    We are the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) as defined by the Flood and Water Management Act, 2010

  • geodiversity

    Devon has a varied and ancient geology and as you travel around the County this variety is cleary reflected in the diverse landscape

  • grand western canal

    The Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve meanders through beautiful mid-Devon countryside

  • green infrastructure

    Green infrastructure is a term used to describe the network of natural spaces and corridors in a given area

  • historic environment

    Devon is widely celebrated for the great beauty and diversity of its landscapes, for its numerous historic settlements, ancient buildings and archaeological sites

  • land charges

    We are responsible for providing information in connection with local land charge searches and the information provided answers questions on highways maintainable at public expense, road schemes and proposed traffic schemes

  • landscape

    Conserving, enhancing and guiding change within one of Devon's most valuable assets

  • public rights of way

    Maintaining and using the network of footpaths, bridleways and byways across the county

  • recycling

    What you can recycle and where you can do it

  • tarka trail

    Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon

  • waste

    Plans for reducing and disposing of all our waste

  • wildlife

    Devon supports an outstandingly rich and varied range of habitats and species. This wildlife resource is one of the features which makes Devon special