There are 25 major rivers in Yorkshire as well as chalk streams and several working and disused canal systems, many of which have been substantially improved for wildlife. Scroll down for Yorkshire links.

National Links

Link Info
Canal & Rivers Trust Wildlife section of the Canal & Rivers Trust.
Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Whole systems approach for managing water courses for the benefit of wildlife, the environment & flood mitigation.
Freshwater Biological Association Dedicated to the understanding & conservation of fresh water habitats & the species that inhabit them.
Freshwater Habitats Trust Conservation charity dedicated to conserving habitats & freshwater wildlife.
Life in Fresh Water The ecology of ponds, streams, lakes & rivers (Field Studies Council)
National River Flow Archive UK's focal point for river flow data.
Riverfly Partnership Combines the recording of mayflies, stoneflies & caddisflies with multi agency data collection about the state of freshwater habitats.
River Restoration Trust Working to restore and enhance UK rivers.
UK Groundwater Forum Information, education & articles on the environmental issues of ground water.
UK Lakes Portal Explore over 40,000 lakes in the UK.


Yorkshire Links

Link Info Region
Aire Rivers Trust Information about the river plus conservation, volunteering & family activities and the DNAire project. W.Yorks
Calder Rivers Trust Protecting the rivers & waterways across Calderdale, Kirklees & Wakefield. W.Yorks
Don Catchment Rivers Trust Helping to restore & protect rivers and water courses in the Don catchment area. Information, volunteering & several projects. S.Yorks
East Yorkshire Rivers Trust Protecting & conserving the chalk fed rivers of East Yorkshire. Publications & various projects. E.Yorks
Freshwater Group Yorkshire Naturalists Union's freshwater pages Yorks
Lune Rivers Trust Protecting & improving the riverine habitats of the River Lune & its tributaries. N.Yorks
Ribble Rivers Trust Working to improve, protect & promote the River Ribble & its tributaries. Various projects, community involvement and a blog. N.Yorks
River Foss Society Community group helping to keep York's 2nd river clean and accessible. N.Yorks
Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust Working to enhance & protect the rivers of the Yorkshire Dales. Volunteering & various community projects. N/W.Yorks
Yorkshire Derwent Catchment Partnwership Bringing together organisations with a shared interest in improving the water environment of the River Derwent. Yorks
Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust Working to make the Esk & its tributaries wild, healthy & enjoyed by all. Many projects & volunteering opportunities. N.Yorks
Yorkshire Water Owns & manages over 60 reservoirs in Yorkshire, many of which provide valuable habitat for wildlife. Yorks


Yorkshire's Wildlife Sites

All of the nature reserves, SSSIs and local sites

Yorkshire Folk

The people involved with Yorkshire's Wildlife

Yorkshire Nature Notes

The blog, personal reflections and Yorkshire banter!