2010 - 2015
From 2010 to 2015 we funded seven major projects which contributed to our overall aim of conserving and enhancing species and habitats.
These projects were:
Dorset Wild Rivers: This project helped to deliver river and wetland habitat restoration in the Dorset Frome Valley, Piddle Valley and Stour Tributaries.
The South Wiltshire Farmland Bird Project: This project aimed to reverse the decline of farmland bird populations across South Wiltshire by working with farmers to tackle diffuse pollution and water quality issues.
Biodiversity action in Somerset: This project benefited Somerset’s priority habitats and species, including traditional orchards, ditches and ponds, water and wetland, woodland, otters, bats, and lapwing and long-eared owls.
Wessex Chalk Stream Project: This project involved river restoration and collaborating with other stakeholders to reconcile the links between the public, water usage and rivers along the Hampshire Avon.
Ecological research and training: The project provided local biodiversity partners across the region with free access to relevant research and training courses.
Floodplain and Catchment Woodland: This project supported different initiatives to improve farm management in the Parrett catchment, which saw rainwater harvesting and land management improvements.
Invertebrates, Springs and Seepages: This region-wide project aimed to make improvements to springs and seepages, which are small habitats that link groundwater, surface water and terrestrial habitats.