Cain Valley Sustainable Land and Water Management Project

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Start Date: 

October 2019

End Date: 

June 2023


Working with local communities to improve the river Cain habitats for fish and other wildlife.

The Project

The Cain Valley Sustainable Land and Water Management project aims to create and manage habitats through various activities such as woodland planting, Japanese Knotweed and Balsam control, reedbed construction and river revetment work, just to name a few.

One of the main focuses of this project is the improvement of habitats, water and soil via better stock management / infrastructure; planting of trees and hedgerow shrubs that can protect against surface water run-off and rain; new woodland planting and management, ponds and wet areas and more riparian habitat.

Some of the project activities include planting new broadleaved woodland; planting and managing newhedgerow / shelterbelts; and installing farm wetlands.

The project will also create multiple new community wildlife and recreation facilities within the valley. We will be adding improvements to al local green space in Lllanfyllin which is a residential area.  This, along with more riverside access in Llansantffraid and improved footpath networks will see an increase in visitors to the town and create business opportunities.

Project Aims:

1.  Improved fisheries habitat and erosion control through installation of woody debris such as soft revetment

2.  Control of invasive plant species

3.  Community path and scrub clearance and bench installation at Llansantffraid

4.  1.5ha of new woodland planting

The Cain Valley Sustainable Land and Water Management project is funded under the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme. Sustainable Management Scheme2014-2020.

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