A scoping study was undertaken to assess potential locations for the installation of approximately 20 large wood structures along a reach of the River Calder in Speyside, Scottish Highlands
The aim of the work was to enhance dynamic geomorphic process and form and to increase physical channel diversity, improving ecological condition as a result (e.g., available salmonid habitat). cbec conducted a geomorphic walkover survey of a 2.5 km reach, identifying 30 potential locations for large wood placement. A series of maps and tables was produced, with each potential site given high, medium or low priority. Recommendations were submitted within a final report alongside photographs of the locations and technical illustrations to guide construction, which was undertaken in summer 2020, with cbec supervising the build.
A video explaining the work undertaken at the site and showing the site post-restoration can be accessed here.