The role of chalk streams for water life and migratory birds

Vitacress Conservation Trust 2014 Chalk Stream Headwaters Forum – 7 November

Crayfish - Upper Itchen Initiative

This year we welcomed guest speakers Dr. Pete Shaw, Graham Rogers, Simon Tonkin, Ben Rushbrook and Peter Marren. Discussions included updates on the Bourne Rivulet and Itchen Initiatives, including the latest research into phosphorous levels.

Further presentations focused on the effects of chalk stream conservation in wildlife; the most notable being migratory birds and the crayfish population.

Lastly, Peter Marren spoke about the annual flooding of the River Kennet, the effects on local wildlife, and what can be done to tackle the issue.

Forum presentations available for download:

Vitacress Chalk Stream Headwaters 2014 Forum Proceedings

Crayfish Conservation
Ben Rushbrook

Bourne Rivulet Initiative
Pete Shaw

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