As part of ongoing Environment Agency river restoration works, WFE has undertaken surveys for protected water vole and otter along multiple sections of the River Wensum SAC. These were carried out alongside habitat surveys and targeted surveys for bats and badgers.
The riparian mammal surveys focused primarily on the main river channel, and often involved a finger-tip search of the banks. Our survey results and impact assessments were used to inform restoration designs and mitigation protocol. Once restoration works were complete, further surveys have been conducted to determine the success of the project.