Lesley Tate of the Craven Herald reports a new conservation project along a stretch of the
Aire near Airton. It aims to restore, as far as possible, the meandering nature of the river. The stretch of river, which runs alongside the Pennine Way between Gargrave and Malham, has now been fenced off to protect the banks from cattle. Conservation charity, the Wild Trout Trust, in partnership with the landowner, and supported by the Yorkshire Water Biodiversity Enhancement Programme and the Environment Agency Upper Aire Project, is aiming to re-create a relatively rare 'wetter meadow' which will be managed by conservation grazing, using rare breed cattle.
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