Rivers Blackwater and Pant

Willow, alder and birch thrive in poorly drained or seasonally flooded areas, growing together to make the woods we call 'wet woodland'. This kind of woodland is found on floodplains, in fens and bogs, on the banks of rivers, streams and lakes, and along hillside flushes. Wet woodland can be found on a range of soils from mineral-rich alkaline soils to acidic, nutrient-poor soils.

We recommend that this area requires the creation of 1.5 hectares of wet woodland and enhancement of 3 hectares of wet woodland to increase the abundance and quality of the habitats that wet woodlands supply.

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions regarding this project idea.


Rivers Blackwater and Pant

WFD water body status


Project lead

Essex Wildlife Trust

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Environment Agency

Funding source

Catchment Restoration Fund

Project start


Website key stakeholders:

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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust