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
Over the last two weeks, a team of hardy volunteers from across the region battled winds and rain to assist GFT with various bankside management tasks.
These tasks included the removal of naturally seeded Sitka spruce over 400m of both banks of the Dam Burn, a tributary in the headwaters of the River Urr. The Sitka spruce was at an average height of 3m, and if left to continue to grow, the bankside buffer zone between water and forest would disappear. Acidifcation is not a concern on the River Urr but leaving selfseeded Sitka in time would heavily shade the burn.