Rishi Sunak (UK Chancellor and MP for Richmond) was visiting his constituency which includes Ribba Hall Farm in Bishopdale where we installed monitoring equipment in April. The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust implemented a Natural Flood Management (NFM) project at the farm, which is one of 50 Defra-funded NFM pilot schemes.
Neale presented an overview to Mr Sunak of our monitors and the data they provide to evidence the value of YDRT’s work at the farm.
YDRT worked with the landowners and farmers within the catchment for three years to implement the NFM features and now our soil monitors are providing valuable data informing YDRT how effective their project is. The scrapes have already provided additional benefits with wading birds nesting within those new habitats created.
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