The River Ericht Catchment Restoration Initiative

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    The River Ericht Catchment Restoration Initiative has been set up in response to this crisis. With a founding group of local environmental, angling, and community-led organisations, the Riverwoods Investment Readiness Pioneers award will enable a catchment scale approach to reviving this important river system.

    The group includes the two principal community anchor organisations in the catchment: Blairgowrie & Rattray Development Trust and Mount Blair Community Development Trust; one of the lead organisations for local wild fisheries expertise, the Tay Ghillies Association, the Cateran Ecomuseum, the catchment’s principle heritage and tourism destination and Bioregioning Tayside, a new platform supporting nature restoration in the region. The final partner is Palladium, a project developer experienced in creating investment opportunities for public and private finance to help fund and scale up initiatives that deliver economic, environmental, and social impact. Palladium is currently working with the UK’s National Parks on piloting different models of nature restoration using ethical private finance.
    Period30 Jul 2023
    Degree of RecognitionNational


    • Bioregioning
    • Catchment Restoration
    • Community Development
    • Sustainable Development
    • River Restoration
    • Human Ecology