The first two photographs show severely degraded conditions at a site where winter cattle feeding takes place.The stream flowing through the site is suffering from slurry and silage effluent, pollution, and heavy sedimentation.
The solution was to run the stream through a pipe under the site.
Installation of holding tank enabled us to capture clean surface water to feed three drinking troughs.
The following pictures show typical problems within the catchment, namely overgrazing, poaching, erosion, monoculture and sedimentations.
The next five photos show what we think a river bank should look like, the first three demonstrate a considerable improvement in biodiversity the first spring following fencing the year before and the last two illustrate a more mature riparian scheme which had been fenced 2-3 years previously and largely speak for themselves.