25. Colne Valley Water Vole Conservation

Aim: Improve wildlife corridors

Water body: River Colne
Project description

Maintain and extend the surveying of water bodies to look for evidence of water voles and hence increase knowledge of the presence and absence of water voles in the valley.  Increase the number of rafts to monitor and control American mink, the prime predator of water voles. Wherever possible improve habitats to benefit water voles and other riparian wildlife.

Project lead: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Project partners: Environment Agency, Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative CVFC, London Wildlife Trust, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)
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Project start: 2015
Funding source: Environment Agency
water vole habitat

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.