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Bishop Wood, near Cawood

Date: 2010

Evidence type: Delivery

Organisations: Forestry Commission, Environment Agency

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A groundbreaking project by the Forestry Commission and the Environment Agency is underway at the 340ha Bishop Wood, near Cawood, to dam drainage ditches. The site is located close to the city of York in Yorkshire.

Key Messages

The project will allow rain water to be retained for longer in the ancient woodland site rather than quickly flowing downstream into the Selby Dam, a tributary of the River Ouse.

Green infrastructure type
Woodland; Water courses; Wetlands
Climate change role/function
Managing riverine flooding

Re-wetting the wood will boost biodiversity and over time more oak and alder will take root, both classical wet woodland species.

Green infrastructure type
Climate change role/function
Helping other species to adapt
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25,000 pounds from the National Grid

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