We use some essential cookies to make this website work.
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use GOV.UK, remember your settings and improve government services.
You can change your cookie settings at any time.
Find information about Countryside Stewardship options, capital items and supplements
How to identify, prevent spread and dispose of Japanese knotweed.
The home of Natural England on GOV.UK. We’re the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. We help to protect and restore our natural world.
Report a dead or injured animal such as a badger, fox or domestic pet found on the road
Manuals explain the scheme rules and How to apply guides will help you with your application
Map showing the location of Natural England's offices and area teams.
Responsibilities for visitors to the countryside and those who manage the land.
Rights of way and right to roam - access rights of way, open access and permissive access land, use common lands, the Countryside Code, report problems
Vacancies, staff pay and benefits.
As the owner or occupier of land with a public right of way across it, you must keep the route visible and not obstruct or endanger users.
Read the manual and guidance to help you apply for a Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) and Wildlife Offers agreement starting on 1 January 2022
Open and closed season for hunting, what you can use and the wildlife you can hunt
How to identify, control and dispose of invasive non-native plants that can harm the environment.
When you need consent for a proposed operation or management change on land in a SSSI and how to apply.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the permanent grassland with very low inputs (outside SDAs) option.
Find out how you can control pests on your property - help from professionals, methods you can and cannot use, protecting wildlife, getting a wildlife licence
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the flower-rich margins and plots option.
Natural England has downgraded the environmental condition of the Somerset Levels and Moors Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) due to water quality issues.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the winter bird food option.
Find out about eligibility and requirements for the legume and herb-rich swards option.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone.