Priority habitat and species training
Some SCRT staff and our volunteers have attended a priority habitats and species training session run by Freshwater Biological Association (FBA), who have recently appointed a new priority habitats officer.
The training was made available through the National Priority Habitats Scheme which runs in partnership with Natural England. This was the first training session since FBA funding was granted, with more sessions to follow this year.
The intention of the training is to gather information on priority river and lake habitats (which are often small becks and streams) to help identify potential restoration sites around South Cumbria.
Further information is about the scheme can be found on their website: https://priorityhabitats.org/