EXPERTISE USED TO TRAIN OTHER RIVERS TRUSTS
We’ve been chosen to train other Rivers Trusts to carry out farm surveys known as, Pinpoint, that advise farmers and landowners on the best ways to reduce run-off from their land.
The Trusts from across the country have spent four days visiting farms in the Tyne catchment to learn about the practical ways that farms can make improvements and how to asses where this can be done.
Danielle Anderson-Hire, Farms Liaison Officer says: “It’s great that our experience in working with farmers and landowners is being put to good use and will hopefully help other Rivers Trusts around the country to improve land management practises in their area.
“Through advice and guidance farmers can make small changes that have benefits for both the environment and their business.
“We’ve seen some positive changes in the Tyne catchment with landowners installing silt traps to catch sediment and hedgerow planting to reduce run-off and we’re confident that they can be replicated in other catchments.
“The training we’ve delivered will equip other Rivers Trusts with the skills and knowledge they need to support farmers and landowners in their catchment to adopt a more environmentally friendly approach to land management.”