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Project information

Erewash Valley Living Landscape

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust will lead a partnership group to spearhead nature improvement in this important valley. Methods of enhancements include direct conservation action on existing wildlife, more access for the pubic, landowner advice, fresh survey mapping, management agreements over key sites.

12 months

Charity information: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

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  • Need


    The project will try to reverse the decline of wildlife and its habitats in the Erewash valley.


    The problem will be solved by means of group and wider participation and input. The partnership approach will garner collective action from other groups. For example, the direct conservation action on existing sites will be most effective if local volunteers can give a hand, survey data to be shared. Also grants information from Natural England can be disseminated by various groups with landowner contacts - to achieve best environmental practice among farmers and other owners of sensitive sites

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To significantly improve the natural character of a vast landscape.


    » Direct conservatin action of existing areas.
    » Offer landowners grants advice and help to change practices on their land in order that sympathetic management is achieved.
    » Carry out fresh survey mapping, highlighting opportunities for improvement.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... when environmental indicators show nature improvements and public surveys agree with level of attainments.

  • Impact


    The return of species to health and/or abundance will be such a demonstration. Water quality of Erewash River in the long term will show marked improvements.


    The risk of a flooding episode, which would significantly affect the project. If flood occurs, the project will be postponed until after it.


    Donors wil be sent regular e-newsletters/hard copy ones on the progress of the project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Survey Cost of surveying and staff time
      £15,000 Infrastructure Earthworks and boardwalks
      £7,000 Equipment Hibernacula, large bird nests
      £4,000 Materials Interpretation, local materials for habitat creation
      £2,000 Volunteers Volunteer travel and subsisexpenses
      £2,000 Safety equipjent Personal protective equipment
  • Background


    Erewash Valley


    General population, ecological capital, local businesses because of eco- tourism, Derbyshire as a whole.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has a sound track record of delivering on landscape scale projects such as this. We work collaboratively with other organisations valuing and co-opting their skills into projects. We are an independent and grassroots organisation which is anecdotally more approachable for landowners and the publc than a local authority with powers of enforcement.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Matthew Croney

    Director of Living Landscapes

    Richard Spowage

    Reserves Manager

    Mrs Slava Haynes

    Finance Manager