Protecting and Restoring our Small Streams

For many years The Atlantic Salmon Trust has recognised the vital importance of small streams. The Trust has actively encouraged, not alone research into the biology of small streams, but spearheaded an initiative to train volunteers in the mapping and conservation of streams and burns in their local area (http://www.atlanticsalmontrust.org/small-streams-course/).

The Trust very much welcomes the publication of this two page summary by Defra’s Expert Group on Small Water Bodies, of which AST is a member. We strongly endorse the restorative actions recommended by the Group and encourage all to share this important summary with your friends and colleagues.

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For more detailed information see: Riley, W.D. et al., (2018). Small Water Bodies in Great Britain and Ireland: Ecosystem function, human-generated degradation, and options for restorative action. Science of the Total Environment 645, 1598–1616. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.243