Esk & Coastal Streams Catchment Partnership – Details
Catchment Based Approach

In 2013 DEFRA announced its UK roll out of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA).

The key CaBA objectives are:
Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust North Yorkshire Moors National Park

The Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust (YERT) and the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) have been appointed joint hosts for the Yorkshire Esk and Coastal Streams and we have formed an official partnership to work together to improve and care for the Esk and Coastal Streams Catchment. A steering group has also been established with key organisations including the Environment Agency, Natural England, Yorkshire Water and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, research institute Durham University, and local landowner and angling club representatives.

A River Esk 3 Year Action Plan was produced following a launch event in March 2014 where issues in the Esk catchment were highlighted and then prioritised.

The Catchment Partnership Officer works with a wide range of partners to help deliver the River Esk 3 Year Action Plan through a variety of projects.

Please see our Projects page for all our latest Catchment Partnership projects and make sure you keep up-to-date with our latest Events.

Our Esk and Coastal Streams Catchment Partnership – Latest Information page has the latest Catchment Based Approach information, including summaries of recent conferences and workshops attended by our Catchment Partnership Officer and YERT Trustees.

Below you will find links to the Catchment Partnership Newsletters, key Catchment Partnership documents and useful information on previous launch events.

Catchment Partnership Newsletters

River Esk and Coastal Streams Catchment Partnership Documents

Presentations from launch event, Danby Moors Centre 31st March 2014

River Esk Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Prioritisation Workshop


The River Esk The River Esk, Yorkshire's premier salmon and sea trout river, rises between Baysdale and Westerdale in an area known as Esklets... read more


The Esk at Whitby Born out of the River Esk Action Committee, formed to implement the Yorkshire Esk's Salmon Action Plan, the Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust has... read more


Fresh Water Peal Mussel Of particular concern is the decline of the Yorkshire Esk's pearl mussel population. This is currently... read more


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