Restoration earthworks have been used to create a further 30ha of wetland habitat at Hanson’s Newington and Mission sand and gravel quarry in Nottinghamshire.
Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) have put together a very useful and informative 'Biodiversity Pack'.
The 'CaBA Biodiversity Pack' has been produced to support catchment partnerships and others in their delivery of freshwater and wetland biodiversity projects.
Building on a host of existing habitat management guidance, the pack aims to:
1. Provide an ecological explanation of why natural ecosystem function is important to our freshwater and wetland wildlife; and
Twelve years since they first published the guide, the Australian River Restoration Centre have released an updated Stock and Waterways: a NSW Managers Guide.
In 2006, Land and Water Australia released the 'Stock and Waterways: A Manager's Guide'. Due to it's popularity, the guide was reprinted three times and has become a key practitioner reference document.
Twelve years later, they are delighted that their partners WaterNSW have joined with them through the Rivers of Carbon Program to update the document into 'Stock and Waterways: A NSW Manager's Guide'.
Beavers will become a protected species in Scotland from May, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has said.
The long-awaited and controversial move - opposed by many farmers - follows extensive wrangling over how their numbers should be managed.
Farming leaders have raised concerns about the damage caused to agricultural land from their dam-building.
Scottish Natural Heritage will issue guidance for farmers over the coming weeks.
Rewilding is vital for our wildlife and good for farmers says Alastair Driver of Rewilding Britain, who makes an impassioned argument in support of rewilding in our latest podcast episode.
Our natural world is in trouble and Rewilding Britain’s Alastair Driver of Rewilding Britain argues that we must recreate wildlife-rich habitats on a huge scale and reintroduce lost species – and that this will be good for landowners and local people, too. Hear his impassioned argument here.
Natural Flood Management (NFM) aims to work with natural processes to reduce flood risk, and can potentially contribute to integrated flood risk management (alongside engineering solutions) by providing landscape-based resilience to climate change impacts. Here, two approaches are used to assess the extent to which NFM could offset the impacts of climate change on floods in Great Britain. The first looks at specific catchments where there is quantitative evidence for the effect of NFM measures on peak flows.
Horse power is being used at Harden Moor in West Yorkshire, as part of a project to trial natural flood management techniques to reduce the risk of flooding.
Ghalm is an 8 year old North Swedish Forest Horse, and has been recruited to the team to help move very large trees around the site to construct leaky dams.
The United Nations has issued a massive global ‘call to action’ to mobilize the political and financial support necessary to restore the world’s deforested and degraded ecosystems over the coming decade to support the wellbeing of 3.2 billion people around the globe. More than 2 billion hectares – an area larger than the South American continent – stand to be restored.
WCSRT is seeking to employ a Catchment Partnership Manager to take on a pivotal role in our growing organisation.