Environmental Stewardship: guidance and forms for agreement holders

Use these documents to meet the requirements for an Entry Level Stewardship (ELS), Organic ELS, Uplands ELS or Higher Level Stewardship agreement.


  1. Agreement holders’ information: Environmental Stewardship
  2. Changes to digital maps that may affect stewardship and forestry scheme agreements
  3. Inspection: Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship
  4. Additions, transfers and option changes to existing agreements: Environmental Stewardship
  5. Educational access visits on your land: Environmental Stewardship
  6. Hot and dry weather conditions in England
  7. How to get paid under an agreement: Environmental Stewardship
  8. How HS2 affects payments for stewardship scheme agreements
  9. HS2 information for farmers and growers
  10. Temporary Prescription Adjustments

Forms: all scheme levels

Forms: Entry Level Stewardship (ELS), Organic ELS and Uplands ELS

Forms: Higher Level Stewardship

Published 17 April 2015
Last updated 16 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. Information updated following 15 May deadline.
  2. Information published about Drop-in centres.
  3. Link to guidance for those finding it difficult to meet scheme requirements due to hot and dry weather conditions.
  4. Deadline for late applications and amendments has passed.
  5. Deadline for late amendments to claims is 11 June.
  6. Deadline for late claims is 11 June 2018. Deadline for amendments to claims is 31 May.
  7. Guidance for agreement holders affected by HS2.
  8. First published.