37. Catchment Sensitive Farming - County Wide
Theme: Water Quality, Habitats and Wildlife
- That water quality, temperature and river bed quality are such that they support chalk stream ecology
Helping farms to play a key role in cleaning up rivers and streams.
This project is partnership effort being led on by Catchment Advisors from the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG), Natural England and Environment Agency.
It aims to support farms in addressing agricultural issues impacting on water resources within the catchment, including diffuse pollution and soil management.
Farmers are provided with tailored, best practice advice as well as invitations to focused learning events, to help them with altering practices and reducing collective impact. Some farms are able to apply for structured grants and subsidies, encouraging them to upgrade infrastructure or make environmental improvements along a watercourse.
The project is also helping to disseminate latest research, providing opportunities to put in place evidence-based measures to reduce the impact that some agricultural practices can have on water quality and riparian habitats and species.
For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/catchment-sensitive-farming-reduce-agricultural-water-pollution to contact your local catchment advisor.