Balcaskie Wetlands Project

Balcaskie Wetlands Project

Working with the landowners, Forth Rivers Trust developed a proposal and secured funding to create wetlands in the upper reaches of the Dreel Burn.

Forth Rivers Trust is working in partnership with Anstruther Improvements Association, Balcaskie Estate and Balcarres Estate to deliver the project which includes wetland creation, tree planting, natural flood management measures and the removal of a ford.

The project began in February 2024 with a community tree planting event, followed by creation of 3.15ha wetland area, making it the first major landscape intervention on the Dreel Burn to address the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.

It is hoped the Balcaskie Wetlands Project will be a springboard for other projects along the catchment. The Balcaskie Wetlands Project is funded by the Nature Restoration Fund and Fife Environment Trust. For further information on this project please visit Forth Rivers Trust website here.

Subscribe to keep up to date with our activities.