Team members qualify as River Habitat surveyors
Liz Walters and Jack Bloomer who are both project managers for the Trust have completed a River Habitat Survey qualification and are now certified to carry out surveys on behalf of the Trust.
The River Habitat Survey is used as a standard methodology for assessing hydromorphology as part of the Water Framework Directive in Europe and as a tool for monitoring river habitats and for assessing potential impacts of developments.
It can also been used as part of research projects on the links between species, habitats and environmental pressures and for species reintroduction or habitat enhancement work.
Jack Bloomer, Project manager says: “I’ve gained a fantastic understanding of a subject which forms a core part of our work to improve the Tyne river system. I look forward to putting it into practise to identify areas around the Tyne both in need of improvement and protection”