The FBA North East and Yorkshire Regional Group is re-launching with initially, an evening meeting on the 28th July hosted by the Canal and River Trust in Leeds. The group is open to anyone with an interest in the ecology and biology of streams, rivers, ponds, wetlands, lakes and canals, including academics, consultants, government agencies, planners and specialist interest groups. The aim is to ensure a mix of research focused and applied talks at each event, which should interest be sufficient, will involve a mix of day and evening sessions.
As a Regional Hub for the Riverfly Partnership (RP), the FBA held a training course and a refresher session for Riverfly monitoring groups in the last few weeks. The sessions were run in conjunction with South Cumbria Rivers Trust, and the enthusiastic participants ignored the rather damp conditions to enjoy a field and lab based introduction to invertebrate sampling and identification for the RP monitoring method. The groups are now ready to go out and start monitoring their own stretches of river on a regular basis.
The FBA is seeking to fill the following posts:
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