Comment: Resilient catchment and communities

Comment: Resilient catchment and communities

Dr Laurence Couldrick CEO Dr Laurence Couldrick, CEO of Westcountry Rivers Trust, discusses catchment resilience There has been a lot of talk about drought in the past few weeks and whilst it has been the driest winter in 20 years our increasingly variable weather...
Comment: Environmental Leadership

Comment: Environmental Leadership

Laurence Couldrick CEO, Westcountry Rivers Trust After a BBC report that the Defra 25 year vision ‘Lacks policies’ and ‘may not even be published’, Dr Laurence Couldrick, CEO of Westcountry Rivers Trust, asks: is that the real problem? If you look at any book on...
Old Weirs, New Problems

Old Weirs, New Problems

Dr Bruce Stockley Head of Fisheries Improving fish passage on weirs is one of the core activities of the Westcountry Rivers Trust’s Fisheries team.  However, it is not uncommon to encounter the view that we are wasting our time, and considerable amounts of...
We must unite for our environment

We must unite for our environment

Environmental organisations are meeting in Exeter on 12th and 13th September to discuss the implications of the decision to leave the EU and the role of partnership working in protecting the environment.  Dr Laurence Couldrick, CEO of the Westcountry Rivers Trust...
Rivers Bring Water to Life

Rivers Bring Water to Life

We might not realise it, but water is central to almost everything in our day-to-day lives. Without it, no longer would there be lush green countryside, buzzing hedgerows, juicy strawberries or the gin in our G & T. There is no denying that Westcountry rivers are...
Ecosystem Services – Who knows what they’re talking about?

Ecosystem Services – Who knows what they’re talking about?

Kathi Bauer, our resident ecosystem services expert, talks us through this innovative subject area. Lots of the work we do at WRT is focused on or at least related to understanding the ecosystem services that nature provides us with. “Ecosystem services” seems to be...