Looking downstream on the River Cree
Looking upstream on the River Bladnoch
Felling of commercial forestry in Galloway Forest Park
Looking upstream on the River Luce
North American Signal Crayfish
The sandy beach at Loch Grannoch
Belted Galloway Cattle, or 'Belties'
Fly fishing on the River Cree
A small upland burn
The High Cree, looking towards Cairnsmore of Fleet
A small waterfall on the Buchan Burn
A salmon from the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee
Through the CIRB Project, GFT have spent time working alongside Ayrshire Rivers Trust, Argyll Fisheries Trust and the Tweed Forum to create and develop a public website where people can record any invasive species they spot – anywhere in the Southern and Western reaches of Scotland.
The website is very easy to use – three simple steps
1) Register with the website i.e email and password
2) Plot the dot on the map, using google earth
3) Describe – the website will ask for species, size, a comment and a photo. There are dropdown menus with images to assist.
On the website you will notice red boundary line drawn on. These are fishery trust working areas, with GFT highlighting Galloway and Border Esk. The advantages of these boundaries are that each trust will be able to review each report, and see if the location is eligible to come under their riverbank control programme if possible.
Visit the website at www.inns.rafts.org.uk