Managing land for the people of Wales

Managing land for the people of Wales

Find out about the land we manage on behalf of the people of Wales.


Natural Resources Wales works to ensure that Wales's environment and natural resources are sustainably maintained, used and enhanced, both today and in the future. We can only achieve this by engaging with our communities in order to develop better working partnerships and services, and by working together on shared goals. 

Managing land on your behalf

We manage 7% of the land area of Wales on behalf of all the people who live here. This land consists of:

  • 120,000 hectares of woodland
  • 42 National Nature Reserves
  • 5 visitor centres

Valuable resources, communities and activities

These resources are used and appreciated by people and communities, who use them for a huge range of activities, including the following:

  • Recreation and access
  • Conservation
  • Community regeneration
  • Reducing poverty
  • Education and learning
  • Skills development

Working with you

Natural Resources Wales wants to work with you to ensure that the land we manage delivers even greater social, economic and environmental outcomes.

You can find out more about this by visiting the following pages on our website:

  • Education and skills
  • Woodlands and you (our scheme to facilitate access to land we manage for activities, events, projects and surveys)
  • Cyfoeth (our scheme for work placements, apprenticeships, graduate placements and volunteering opportunities)
  • Partnerships and programmes
  • Forestry
  • Out and about
  • National Nature Reserves
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