We’ve just finished a project on Middlefield Beck (a tributary of the River Eea in Cartmel) where a 100m culverted section of the beck has been opened up after 150 years! The banks have been reseeded and trees planted to recreate a healthy Cumbrian beck. We’ll be monitoring the beck in the years to come to keep track of the bug and fish life that recolonises this new habitat!
It looks like all of last years Large Woody Debris (LWD) installations survived the December floods…. The large tree trunks were securely attached to the banks using steel cables. The branches provide a complex network of underwater crevices which serve as refuge and protection for fish from predators such as cormorants and mink.