Upper Wharfe River SSSI Project

Extension Project: WaterCog and Yorkshire Water

Project Overview

The River Wharfe is a nationally important river designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its contrasting upland and lowland characteristics which are important for its habitats and wildlife. The SSSI is currently in poor condition as a result of historic management methods which prevent the river from functioning naturally, reducing its ecological health. The project is working with a number of organisations as well as local communities, farmers and landowners.


We have been doing some fencing to exclude livestock to reduce their effect on bank erosion.  


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Further information

JBA SSSI Restoration Plan
Video of all Capital Works on River Wharfe SSSI