DUNTERLY WETLAND CREATION
We recently worked with a farmer and landowner in the North Tyne Valley to create this 580-metre-long wetland next to the river. The site had previously been drained by a large ditch running through the middle which is the darker green line in the first photo. Blocking the ditch in key places allowed the water to reflood the site.
This project has created valuable wetland habitat for waterfowl and waders, both resident to the UK and those migrating or overwintering here. In addition, it will reduce silt input into the North Tyne helping to protect the Pearl Mussel population, as well as contributing to carbon storage and natural flood management in the catchment.