Logie Burn Restoration
The Logie Burn, once a straightened watercourse through farmland in the middle Dee, has been transformed back to its old, meandering ways to help wildlife thrive.
The stream in Scottish Natural Heritage's (SNH's) Muir of Dinnet national nature reserve (NNR) had been straightened to improve drainage at some time in the past. However, straight burns tend to move sediment farther and faster, and support fewer wild plants and animals. Although dry, the old channel was still present and this gave an opportunity to improve the site by reconnecting the stream to its previous course.
The Dee Catchment Partnership carried out the work to restore the burn to its meandering route, using well-tested techniques for restoring rivers. The new design traps more sediment in the burn. This means that any flooding will be in a part of the reserve where it will benefit wildlife and reduce sediment getting into the lochs, without affecting nearby farmers.
We were delighted to speak at the SNIFFER conference yesterday that was promoting 'working together to manage flood risk'. We shared our techniques used and lesso...Learn more »
- 07 Feb 2018 Promoting Rain Gardens for Schools at SNIFFER Conference
- 18 Jan 2018 Maidencraig Information Session
- 20 Oct 2017 BEGIN Project - Partners Meeting
- 09 Oct 2017 Controlling Invasive Non-Native Plants - Leaflet Launched.
- 12 Sep 2017 Work to tackle pink salmon in the Dee
- 28 Aug 2017 Leading pioneer of the eco-art movement Newton Harrison visits the Dee
- 19 Apr 2017 'Enjoy the Dee' Leaflet launched.
- 29 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management Workshop for farmers and land managers
- 17 Mar 2017 Flooding showcase at Fernielea primary school
- 09 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management meeting for land managers