Latest news on Uplands and River Stewardship issues in Calderdale
Latest on the Himalayan Balsam Control Project 0
Please find the latest paper on the progress of the bio-control trial.
We are of course continuing to manually control the balsam - as I'm sure you are too. In fact, I'm hoping to see an increase and extension in the amount of manual control as we see all the talk around natural flood management measures turn into action.
As you'll see from the attached, while we …
Himalayan Balsam Control Trial 0
The biological control trial has now started. In order to help the trial's success, it would be appreciated if you could limit the pulling of balsam in Colden Clough to only those areas which have been worked upon in the past two years.
Having said that please do continue to go out and pull balsam should the mood take you. There's plenty of it out there!
While you're …
Clean Up Clifton Beck with Calder and Colne Rivers Trust 0
Calder and Colne Rivers Trust will be holding a clean-up Clifton Beck Day on Saturday 25 July 2015, starting with balsam bashing from Shelf to Brighouse and a riverside tidy in Wellhome Park from 10am to 12pm with trained monitors to sample all the becks.
There will be an information tent in Wellholme Park where you can find out more about the work of Calder and Colne Rivers Trust, do some bug …
Biological control trial of Himalayan Balsam 0
The CABI team recently held a public meeting in Hebden Bridge regarding the biological control of Himalayan Balsam. The CABI team enjoyed the meeting and loved the area.
For those that couldn't make it, there were no objections to the use of biological control for the management of balsam in Colden Clough using a species of rust. We are now at the point where we are securing funding …