Countryside Stewardship Flood Facilitation Fund

The Upper Wharfedale Group

What is CSFFF?

The Countryside Stewardship (CS) facilitation fund supports people and organisations that bring farmers, foresters, and other land managers together to improve the local natural environment at a landscape scale. This landscape scale approach can cover land under existing agri-environment and forestry/woodland agreements, common land and land not currently covered by a scheme. It builds on the principles of partnership working to deliver environmental benefits, as demonstrated by various initiatives, including farm clusters and the farmer-led Nature Improvement Area.

Wharfedale Group

The focus of the Upper Wharfedale CSFF group is Natural Flood Management. The aim is to develop techniques, evidence, training and support to farmers to empower them with the tools and knowledge to develop a robust business which is profitable but also provides wider benefits and is resilient to future political and climatic changes.


The Upper Wharfe group includes 16 farmers and covers and area of over 1600ha.

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