Explore the News archive to find out what has been happening related to conservation management and public engagement on the Pebblebed heaths.

Heathweek programme published

07 Jul 2016

Find out more about the amazing rage of activities scheduled for Heathweek 2016

Biodiversity Audit Published

17 Jun 2016

With the support from a range of partner organisations. the Conservation Trust is delighted to announce the publication of an important publication that collates and presents the biodiversity found within the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths SSSI. With an introduction on the ecological and cultural history of the Heaths, and an overview of management challenges, the publication lists the presence and conservation status of over 3,000 species. The report can be downloaded from our Homepage.

The Dartmoor Ponies are back!

03 May 2016

Now we are in May and the purple moor grass is beginning to sprout once again, it's time for our gazers to return.

Reedbed Managemernt

15 Dec 2015

Conservation Trust staff and a team of volunteers cleared two areas of reedbed this autumn.

May 2015 update

14 May 2015

Grazing stock now in Bicton Common

Weather proofing the Otter Estuary bird hide

01 Apr 2015

Three members of staff from the Conservation Trust, the volunteer warden and two volunteers gave the bird hide a coat of weather-proof paint today

Dartmoor ponies released onto Bicton Common

31 Mar 2015

After years of planning grazing animals have returned to Bicton Common.

Swailing update

13 Feb 2015

The recent cold snap has allowed us to do the first controlled burning of the 2014/15 winter season.

Birds observed in the Otter Estuary in December 2014

29 Jan 2015

Read on to see a list of birds observed by our volunteer warden Doug Cullen in December 2014. An impressive list!

Countryside Learning Officer appointed

29 Jan 2015

Clinton Devon Estates and the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust have recognised the importance of education about the countryside by creating a anew post.