The River Forth Fisheries Trust has received continued support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Scottish Government, Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s Water Environment Fund (SEPA WEF), City of Edinburgh and West Lothian Councils to deliver RiverLife: Almond & Avon, a project totalling £6.7 Million.
From National Geographic: "In August 2014, workers completed the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, as the final part of the 210-foot-high (64-meter-high) Glines Canyon Dam was dismantled on the Elwha River in northwestern Washington State.
An article from Ric Hauer on The Conversation: "Although they may not commonly be viewed as hotspots for biodiversity, gravel-bed river floodplains are by far the most important feature for nature across the landscapes of western North America.
This is because gravel-bed rivers disproportionately create high diversity of habitats, concentrate nutrients for growth, and provide corridors to link populations of species that would otherwise become isolated.
The Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards, supported by Thames Water and the River Restoration Centre, seek to recognise and encourage excellence in wild trout habitat management and conservation and celebrate the efforts, ingenuity and imagination of all those involved.
Trees alongside rivers don’t only help slow the flow of flood waters and reduce diffuse pollution; they can also help with the survival of some of our most iconic fish species.
The final report on the European River Symposium 2016, held from 2-3 March in Vienna is now available. The report contains summarised results of the different sessions including quotes, key messages, contributions and lessons learned.
The report is available here
This study by Mike Forty on juvenile and adult trout upstream passage has just come out in Ecological Engineering.Mike's work was funded by EA's CRF scheme across several projects run by the Ribble Rivers Trust.
This report by Scottish Natural Heritage draws on 20 years of work on beavers in Scotland, as well as experience from elsewhere in Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive summary of existing knowledge and offers four future scenarios for beavers in Scotland for Ministers to consider. It covers a wide range of topics from beaver ecology and genetics, to beaver interactions with farming, forestry, and fisheries. The reintroduction of a species, absent for many centuries, is a very significant decision for any Government to take.
The Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland have published a series of guidance notes entitled ‘Managing River Restoration: Gearing Up For The Management of River Restoration’.
These documents will help to equip organisations with the necessary tools for the governance and management of river restoration projects, particularly those that utilise public funds. These guidance notes are intended to promote good practice in this field and outline the procedural requirements that organisations should have in place before embarking on a river restoration project.
Organised by the British Hydrological Society, this Conference will be divided in to the following sessions: