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    ... maintaining water quality & resources

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    ... working on an ecosystem scale

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    ... managing natural resources

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    ... managing the environment

    Our Aims

    What can a Catchment Management Plan for the River South Esk achieve?

    The Catchment Management Plan (CMP) brings together all of the users of the River South Esk catchment.


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    The Environment

    What will the impact of the Plan be on the environment?

    The South Esk catchment is on the East coast of Scotland and is entirely within the county of Angus - information on the South
    Esk Catchment area, its resources and its history.

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    Working Together

    Industries such as farming, forestry, fisheries & tourism all take place within the boundaries of the River South Esk Catchment.

    The Plan works with and is supported by a number of partner organisations.

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    Why is the River South Esk Catchment so important?

    The River South Esk catchment is the area of land drained by the river and its burns, including its lochs, groundwaters, wetlands, and the unique estuary of Montrose Basin.

    This water resource is of immense value to a variety of users from the local community, to businesses, and tourism providers. 

    It is a source of drinking water, irrigation for crops, watering for livestock, a valuable habitat for wildlife, and acts as a basis for tourism, recreation and salmon fishing. The water resource of the River South Esk Catchment is thus a central asset, underpinning much of the rural economy of Angus.


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