Standing Up For Rivers
Wild fish and their waters need you.
Our report on the Environment Agency (EA) ‘Doing its job?‘ exposed its lamentable failure to protect our rivers and their wildlife. Now we need your support.
We have launched a Parliamentary Petition calling on Government to give the EA the mandate and resources to do a proper job. The EA needs to be shorn of Government directions to put the economy before the environment and it needs the funding to enforce existing legislation without fear or favour.
In the content that follows you will find how to sign and share the petition and a letter template for writing to your local MP. We need 100,000 signatures to get a debate in Parliament and have until 24th November to achieve our goal. It is a big ask but with your help we can do it.
Please sign and share the Parliamentary Petition “Give the Environment Agency the funds and freedom to protect English rivers” lodged on behalf of Salmon & Trout Conservation.
From traditional sweet chestnut coppice grown on a 14 year rotation (also home to the white admiral butterfly) to undamaged English oak, we have experience of managing all types of silvicultural systems, rotations and objectives to suit a range of management and wildlife aims.
Grey squirrel management
Grey Squirrels destroy more young broadleaf trees in lowland Britain & Ireland than almost any other woodland pest. The damage they do costs the UK forestry industry upwards of £45m/yr. At last, some innovative research is under way into a long term solution. Whilst we wait for that, we can do much to limit their damage and even grow trees which will not be damaged. The key to grey squirrel management is to understand exactly why they damage trees in the first place.
New woodland design
Establishing a new wood can be a life-changing experience, regardless of whether you are a farmer or private estate. You will be creating the landscape of the future and doing your bit for the environment and biodiversity. The Government and the EU have set ambitious targets to combat climate change of net zero CO2 by 2050. The UK has around 13% tree cover against Europe’s 37%, and with thousands of hectares available across the country, there has never been a better time to take advantage of the excellent grants for planting trees. Now is the time to get planting!