Projects undertaken by Ullswater CIC
Ullswater Catchment Management CIC works with the farming community on a wide variety of projects.
By working with multiple partner organisations we now have a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget. Some of the work that we undertake are Tree and Hedgerow planting, River restoration and re-meandering work, natural flood management, wildlife pond creation, soil health. We also give individual farm advice on suitable projects, which will work with the farms business model.
Natural Flood Management
Natural Flood Management (NFM) emphasises the use of natural systems, such as wetlands, rivers, and forests to slow the flow of water, store excess water, and reduce runoff.
Hedging and Wood Pasture
Hedging and wood pasture creation provides wildlife habitats and helps to reduce soil erosion. The creation of hedgerows and wood pasture falls within the ELM scheme.
Wildlife Habitat Creation
Wildlife habitat creation helps increase biodiversity and can help to mitigate climate change by storing carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Environmental Land Management schemes are being introduced to protect and enhance nature, and deliver sustainable food production. ELMs can provide some income longer term to help replace BPS, and many of the projects we do will count towards the new schemes.
Good soil health and management can have many benefits for farm productivity as well as for wildlife and biodiversity. Improving soil structure can improve drainage reducing compaction and flooding, reduce nutrient loss from runoff, and increase grass growth through deeper rooted plants and improved mineral and nutrient uptake.
River restoration is a process of improving the health and functionality of rivers and streams that have been impacted by human activities. It involves a range of activities such as removing barriers to fish migration, restoring riparian habitats, improving water quality, and managing river flows.
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