Case Studies

Abstraction monitoring

Our team carried out aquatic monitoring required to investigate the impact of abstraction. Our multidisciplinary team of ecologists undertook fully quantitative electric fishing, macrophyte surveys using LEAFPACS2 methodology and macroinvertebrate sample collection across two seasons. Our high quality data will be used to inform water resource management decisions.

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Large scale fish removal

Large scale fish removal delivered on behalf of a utility company, required as part of a water recycling centre upgrade. Using a range of fish sampling methodology fish were removed from eight lagoons and trans-located to a receptor recreational fishery.

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Rock Ramp Fish Pass Sheep’s Green

Ambitious project to provide multi-species fish passage through the center of Cambridge through installation of rock ramp fish pass and in river habitat improvements in a busy urban park. Fish passage improvement is on one of the many tools to improve Water Framework Directive status and provided important connectivity for previously fragmented fish populations.

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Bio engineered erosion protection on the River Rother, East Sussex

We carried out bank stabilisation works over a stretch of 800m for the Environment Agency on the ‘Udiam banks’ between Udiam Drain and the River Rother.

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Coppicing on the River Bewl, Kent

Working for Southern Water Services we carried out coppicing works on the banks of the River Bewl within the National Trust’s Scotney Castle Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Low Cost Baffle Installation, River Lambourn SAC

We carried out a project to install low cost recycled plastic ‘baffles’ onto an Environment Agency gauging weir on the River Lambourn SSSI / SAC at Welford in Berkshire to improve fish passage.

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River Restoration on the River Nar, Norfolk

Working for the Norfolk Internal Drainage Board to restore four reaches of the River Nar in and around Castle Acre. The River Nar is in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Electric Fishing Surveys

Our experienced fish survey team have delivered numerous electric fishing surveys across the UK in 2016.

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Lake Fish Surveys – Invasive Species Investigation

The project aim was to investigate the presence / absence of invasive fish species in a number of South West Water’s assets using a range of fisheries survey methods.

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River Bulbourne Restoration, Hertfordshire

Chalk Stream restoration project on the River Bulbourne near Hemel Hempstead, re-grading and enhancing 2km of this important chalk stream habitat in an urban setting.

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