Improving the prospects for threatened habitats
Northumberland National Park is working with partner organisations on plans to restore a large section of the Border Uplands.
We aim to improve the prospects of threatened habitats such as blanket bog or hay meadows, and species such the freshwater pearl mussel.
The area includes one of only two viable English populations of the highly endangered freshwater pearl mussel. This is a species that relies on having the cleanest water, gravels and an associated healthy population of salmon or brown trout.
This ambitious scheme aims to improve environmental networks by joining up fragmented patches of five key habitats of the North Tyne, Redesdale and Coquetdale uplands.