People’s Trust for Endangered Species have produced a guide for landowners on how to enhance and manage their land for water voles. Members of WRE were involved with the authoring of this publication, which is an easy to read and informative guide detailing the threats to water vole and listing a number of simple positive actions that can help them thrive. The topics covered include:

  1. Livestock Management beside water courses
  2. Buffer Strips
  3. Sympathetic watercourse and ditch management
  4. Restoring, recreating and managing wetland habitats
  5. How to find out if you have water voles on your land

Each section provides a number of suitable options and lists the other species groups that will benefit from that type of management. To download your free PDF copy or to request a hard copy please visit:

Water vole at Essex Wildlife Trust, Abbotts Hall Farm © Charlie Oliver