News for: River restoration

Wildlife and climate benefits of river restoration

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The National Trust said the project at Holnicote Estate in Somerset is the first of its kind for the UK.

A project to return rivers to a more natural state where they meander "like the branches of a tree" is being brought in to help wildlife and tackle flooding.

The National Trust said the project at Holnicote Estate in Somerset is the first of its kind for the UK and will allow rivers to flow through multiple channels, pools and shallow riffles as they would have done before human interference.

Protecting and restoring your river

Monday, May 20, 2019

River restoration is often mentioned in these pages and is the ultimate aim of the Wild Trout Trust and many other organisations. Restoration is not only about making improvements for fish and wildlife, but finding solutions that are accepted by the local community and landowners and which will work in the long term. The natural processes of erosion, sediment transport and deposition make rivers dynamic, constantly changing systems. It is important to understand and work with these processes for projects to be successful.

Danube delta receives major grant to enable record breaking restoration

Friday, October 12, 2018

An inaugural grant from the newly established Endangered Landscapes Programme will enable Rewilding Europe and local partners to scale up rewilding efforts across an expansive area of wetland and steppe in the transboundary Danube Delta area. This will bring huge benefits to wild nature and a wide range of local stakeholders.

Fish return to the River Medlock following £250,000 river restoration

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Environment Agency say fish have returned to a stretch of the River Medlock in Greater Manchester after a major project to transform it back into its natural state.

Juvenile Brown Trout have been found at Clayton Vale following a quarter of a million pound project which began five years ago.

The increased presence of fish is seen as particularly encouraging as the Environment Agency and Manchester City Council are also installing baffles in the rivers to further help fish move up and down the river.

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