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
GFT spent a really interesting day on Thursday over on the Tweed, hosted by the Tweed Foundation. We feel that inter-Trust visits are an important method to exchange knowledge and experiences. Last week's visit covered a range of topics including using VAKI fish counters, calculating egg deposition rates, sea trout life history, smolt migration routes and hydro developments. A site visit was also undertaken to a recently constructed Archimedes screw hydro on the Murray Cauld, which following the recent heavy rain was fully operational. Similar developments have been proposed in Galloway which have been a concern regarding how they might impact on surrounding fish stocks – following the Tweed visit, we now have a greater understanding of the potential issues associated with these types of turbines.
We would like to thank Nick, Ronald, James and Kenny for their hospitability and we look forward to them visiting Galloway soon to hear about GFT’s work.