The 2019 cycle of management activities has been completed
25 Feb 2020
Wetland management includes the use of the amphibious cutting machine in order to create firebreak zones in the reedbed and drainage ditches. These firebreak zones open up areas free from vegetation, and when they flood they prevent fires from reaching wetland areas and the waterbird colonies. Meanwhile, management actions in selected drainage ditches aim to stop the spread of fire from the agricultural zone to the reedbeds. This reed cutting work began in the autumn of 2019 and was completed a few days ago, with additional works to remove vegetation from the drainage ditches. A few days ago, the restoration works for stream mouths were also completed, aiming to improve their function as places for fish to breed. In this period, we have begun planning for the management activities that we will implement in 2020.