This is a Handbook of waterways and wetlands management. It is intended to be used by conservation volunteers and others interested in maintaining or improving valuable natural and semi-natural habitats. Of all parts of the natural environment, waterways and wetlands are amongst the most threatened.
This handbook first introduces basic problems and ecological and management principles of waterways and wetlands conservation. It then goes into detail on why and how to create new ponds, rehabilitate existing waterways, regulate water tables and control ecological succession in aquatic and wetland habitats.
A key reference for all the practical ways of managing waterways and wetlands, containing realistic advice, including standards of good practice, and an invaluable aid to anyone wishing to gain an NVQ in the subject or in practical conservation in general.