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...
Looking 25 years ahead…

Looking 25 years ahead…

Dr Laurence Couldrick, CEO of the Westcountry Rivers Trust, gives his thoughts on DEFRA’s 25 year Environment Plan. I have just returned from a meeting in Exeter that involved the environmental great and good from Devon and Cornwall. The topic in discussion? The...
Moving forward as one…..

Moving forward as one…..

Dr Laurence Couldrick (Westcountry Rivers Trust CEO) gives his thoughts on the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union on the Trust and the environment. This morning we woke up to a new Britain – a divided Britain.  The country has not voted with...
WMN Comment: Helping fish swim Upstream

WMN Comment: Helping fish swim Upstream

To celebrate World Fish Migration Day, Adrian Dowding talks to the Western Morning News about our work on the Taw catchment. Over the last six years a huge amount of my time and energy has been spent removing barriers to migrating fish in the River Taw. This has...
WMN Comment: Unsexy way to beat Westcountry flooding

WMN Comment: Unsexy way to beat Westcountry flooding

As the South West battles through a relentless period of extreme weather, Dr Laurence Couldrick of the Westcountry Rivers Trust argues that we all need to face up to our responsibility to reduce the impact of flooding through better land management. In the small hours...