1 To join the team of people undertaking Riverfly sampling
2 Initially acting as a buddy assisting accredited people
3 Full training and accreditation will be provided once established into the role
Love of the natural environment
Interest in river life
Use of computers and IT
We have 14 locations in which regular invertebrate analysis is undertaken by what is known as kick sampling in waders catching creators that live in the river. Species analysis and identification is then undertaken using the skills learnt through the formal accreditation and working with more experienced people.
The counts are then loaded into the Riverflies system for tracking and comparison.
Invertebrates numbers are considered as a clear indicator of riverine health, so this process provides an excellent way assessing the overall health of the river.
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