Reintroduction of Eurasian Beavers to Britain and their role creating diverse wetlands while helping to reduce flooding will feature in the annual Gerald Salisbury Memorial Lecture taking place on Wednesday 28 February (8pm, Welwyn Civic Centre)
Sarah Brockless, Ecologist on the Spains Hall Estate Natural Flood Management Beaver Project at Finchingfield in Essex will describe how she has developed an ecological landscape plan incorporating Beaver-created wetlands. It covers 380 hectares of farmland, woodland, agro-forestry and a diverse connecting mosaic of habitat for farm and woodland species.
Our colleagues at the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are seeking urgent support for their campaign to protect the Broadwater Lake Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) from potentially devastating plans to create a large watersports centre.
Although located just outside Hertfordshire in the London Borough of Hillingdon, the lake is part of the nationally important Colne Valley wetland system. The level of human water-based activities being proposed holds severe implications for populations of wintering wildfowl and for biodiversity across the border in Herts. as well as further south in Middlesex.