Fish Live In Trees Too


In a Radio 4 programme aired in April as part of the Nature series, Brett Westwood explored the growing use of coarse woody debris (CWD) in managing rivers.  

 ''According to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, fish live in trees too'', says the BBC Radio 4. ''The Trust's biologists are using wood as a remarkably effective tool to change the depth and flow of streams and improve them for wildlife. They don't just stop at streams either: at the confluence of the Tame and Trent rivers, they've submerged entire willow trees in gravel islands in a project to widen the river channel.



13th Annual Network Conference in Nottingham


A two day conference was hosted by the River Restoration Centre and held at Nottingham University in April. The event presented some of the most cutting edge and innovative ways of achieving river restoration to a 200 strong audience of international environmental experts.


RESTORE – the case study repository is coming…



What is this about? – This article intends to provide readers with an update on the RESTORE river restoration case study repository. Our aim is to create something like a Wikipedia for river restoration projects. By sharing and being able to comment on information about the experiences of river restoration in Europe, ideas for best practice will quickly emerge.This will be achieved by the creation of public website hosting restoration shared knowledge in the form of reference documents, best practice guidance and a repository of case studies.