Beavers have been a hot topic at Connecting the Culm, especially since last year's landmark decision by the government to allow the beavers of the River Otter, one of our neighbouring catchments, "leave to remain".
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Last month, in the company of our intrepid time-travelling guide, Rob Hopkins, and our fast-draw illustrator Richard Carman, we ventured into the unknown. In a series of workshops, where we were able to use
The Culm Himalayan Balsam Action Group (HBAG) is a new initiative that's come out of discussions in our Working Groups. Himalayan Balsam was introduced to the UK in 1839 from Northern India. In our
Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement, shares his thoughts, prior to joining us for our Climate Resilience Workshop on 29 April. You can view the event recording here. I am obsessed with the
In the following opinion piece, Richard Horrocks (pictured above at a river activity day) responds to the River Culm Environmental Evidence Review. Richard's career was spent with the Environment Agency and he is currently Riverfly
Have you ever wondered how cows and potatoes might be affected under climate change in the UK? Scientists at the Met Office have, in a recent paper published this month. The lead author, Dr
In 2014 a pair of wild beavers living on the River Otter gave birth to kits (young) for the first time and there was a risk the government would step in to have them
The last 4 weeks have seen a flurry of activity across the Culm catchment as our first round of Working Groups got underway. At each session, after quick introductions, we got down to exploring issues
January 2021 sees the launch of our first round of Working Groups, which will be the engine rooms for developing the Blueprint for the Culm - our long-term masterplan and investment plan for the catchment.
One of the mantras of working with nature to tackle the effects of climate change is to “slow the flow”. When rain falls, the ideal scenario is that most of it soaks gently into