Upper Wharfe River SSSI Project

Extension Project: WaterCog and Yorkshire Water

Project Overview

The River Wharfe is a nationally important river designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its contrasting upland and lowland character which is important for its wildlife and habitat. The SSSI is currently in poor condition as a result of historic management methods which prevent the river from functioning naturally, reducing its ecological health. The project is working with a number of organisation as well as local communities, farmers and landowners.

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Focus

We have been doing some fencing to exclude livestock. for its contrasting upland and lowland character which is important for its wildlife and habitat. The SSSI is currently in poor condition as a result of historic management methods which prevent the river from functioning naturally, reducing its ecological health. The project is working with a number of organisation as well as local communities, farmers and landowners

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