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Ecology projects

2. Chilterns chalk scheme

Chalk streams are one of the most important Biodiversity Action Plan habitats in Buckinghamshire due to the rarity and diverse nature of this habitat. The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project is a partnership between; The Chilterns Conservation Board, The Environment Agency, Affinity Water, The Chiltern Society, Chiltern District Council, Dacorum Borough Council, Thames Water and The Wildlife Trusts. The partnership aims to conserve and enhance all major chalk streams in the Chilterns AONB and to encourage enjoyment and understanding of them. The main work that this partnership carries out includes:

  • Raising awareness of the importance of chalk streams and the need to conserve them
  • Providing management advice on riverside management
  • Practical conservation management to improve streams for wildlife
  • Carrying out surveys to assess the quality of wildlife habitats and locate rare species
  • Providing educational resources for schools to help children understand the chalk stream environment
  • Improving physical access to the streams where appropriate, and providing information about their special qualities
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Last updated: 27 March 2017

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