Presentations from our Members Evening on 3rd March 2016 are available at the links below:

Salmon stocking on the River Ure

An intro to Natural Flood Management by Steve Rose

Research on Farming and Foodwebs in upland streams

River webcam at Wensley bridge.

The variability of the River Ure is part of its charm, but there are few things more frustrating than having your plans spoiled by the weather conditions. Together the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust and Bolton Estates have installed a webcam at Wensley bridge to allow everyone to view live images of the river. The webcam […]

Day 2 on the Farm – Managing risk

Apart from some newly hatched chicks and James’ pet wallabies the focus today was on crops rather than livestock. We walked several of the crop fields with Steven, a contracted agronomist. The farm has a rotation of barley, feed wheat, oats, potatoes and grass. Steven was looking at the condition, growth stage and threats (weeds […]


Fish in Britain’s rivers are under threat from warmer waters. Cold-water species such as Atlantic salmon and brown trout, are struggling to cope as climate change brings significant increases in temperature. Today there’s a call for urgent action to Keep Rivers Cool by planting broadleaf native trees alongside river banks, creating dappled shading and stopping […]

Down on the Farm

Much of the work of the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust involves working with farmers to integrate simple measures to improve water quality and stream habitat into farming practices. As a YDRT Project Officer I have a good understanding of how the river and its wildlife work, but having grown up in the suburbs of Middlesbrough […]