Nurturing the Leadon

Work continues apace on the top section at Cutmill farm where a concerted effort by members over the last few weeks is starting to have a visible impact on the Leadon. As well as selective branch clearance and style building the main effort has focused on  installing brash bundles to generate flow variation. Some significant gravel areas have been exposed now which will hopefully provide for viable redds in the future. We have also created a number of refuge areas for juveniles.

This section was badly hit by a fish loss of unknown cause in August 2015 and we have decided to focus on this area to compliment the work planned by the EA and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust further downstream in the canal section. A full set of photos has been posted in the "Leadon lens" section of the website.

 L-R Paul, Trevor,, Steve and Mark plan the next intervention

 L-R Paul, Trevor,, Steve and Mark plan the next intervention

Mike and Mark manufacturing brash bundles - Patent pending!

Mike and Mark manufacturing brash bundles - Patent pending!