The use of Large Woody Debris is becoming increasingly recognised as an important management tool for accelerating the rehabilitation of degraded watercourses by:

  • Providing habitat for fish – LWD helps provide shelter from high velocity flows, shade, feeding, spawning and nursery sites, as well as refuges from predators.
  • Creating diverse habitats, by adding complexity to the channel and helping to create pools and gravel beds.
  • Supporting invertebrate life cycles by trapping nutrients for key species groups such as mayflies, stoneflies and caddis species.

River Operations Manager, Edwin Third explains how we are using LWD on the Dee catchment.

A Million Trees to Save Our Salmon

January 30, 2020

The River Dee Trust has announced plans to plant a million native trees in one of the biggest nature restoration projects in the Cairngorms. The project will recreate areas of landscape that have been lost for 2000 years.

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