A PhD project has been developed by the trust with help from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, the Salmon and Trout Association, the Yorkshire Dales National park Authority and the Environment Agency.

The project has carried out a number of ecological and environmental surveys to look at brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations, macroinvertebrate communities. These have been coupled with computer modelling using SCIMAP (www.scimap .org.uk) to assess fine sediment delivery.