Rother Valley gets makeover

Wednesday 18th November 2015

Scrub clearance at Rother Valley Country Park

Our land management staff and volunteers have been working with the ranger team at Rother Valley Country Park for the last three years to undertake practical conservation work.

 

As part of the Rotherham Rivers Project we recently completed eight days of conservation work clearing scrub from the marshland and pastures at Rother Valley Country Park.

 

With funding from WREN Biodiversity Action Fund they have restored areas of grazing marsh, lowland meadow and areas of open breeding habitat created for wetland birds on the park's islands.

 

There are two more days of woodland management planned for the coming months.

 

“The work we have been doing on the site over the last three years will restore woodland, wetland and grassland habitats allowing the Rangers Team to provide continual management fewer resources into the future” said Jono Collett, a land management officer for the trust who is in charge of the project.

“The habitat restoration should see an increase in ground flora, wild flowers and the invertebrates they support, followed by an increase in bird and small mammal populations.”

Do visit the Rother Valley Country Park and check out our handiwork, and enjoy some great bird watching opportunities.