When: 15/03/2018
Type: Workshop

Dolobran Fach, Pontrobert, Meifod, SY22 6JE

The rivers of the Severn Uplands are important breeding grounds for the Atlantic Salmon, where they create Redds in the clean gravels.

Severn Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales are supporting community volunteers to collect information on the location of Salmon Redds in the upper Severn.

This initial workshop is classroom based and takes around two hours. There is no previous knowledge needed as all will be explained. This will be followed up by an email network being set up to share information and to organise a further workshop out at the river (later in the year) to practice the methods learned. Information collected by volunteers will feed into direct conservation action undertaken by Severn Rivers Trust.

The workshop is free of charge, open to all interested parties and must be pre-booked by contacting Lisa Barlow at Severn Rivers Trust on 07967 494219 or

Workshop leader: Tony Bostock MBE (chief Executive- Severn Rivers Trust)

Workshop Timetable

10.00 Coffee

10.30 Introduction – Severn Rivers Trust Tony Bostock

Salmon Life Cycle

Salmon Historic Catch Records

Severn Catchment Redd Counting Data

Redd Counting Identification & Methodology

12.00 Redd Counting Network Lisa Barlow

Q & A

12.30 Finish