The Downlands Partnership was established in 1988 and provides an urban fringe countryside management service, maintaining and enhancing the local environment for biodiversity, people and wildlife.
The aims of the Downlands Partnership encompass the whole range of countryside management activities relating to landscape, biodiversity, sustainability, access, information and community involvement. The Partnership area contains a variety of habitats and features, but is dominated by the rare chalk downland habitat found on the scarp and dip slopes of the North Downs.
Its area of operation covers countryside sites, many being LNRs and/or SSSIs (Local Nature Reserves/Sites of Special Scientific Interest) in NE Surrey and adjoining parts of Croydon and Sutton. The rolling chalk hills and associated valleys give rise to stunning scenery; the sites are managed in partnership with local authorities and private land owners.