Macrophyte Monitoring

This report details the results of the 2015 Loe Pool boat and grapnel survey, part on an ongoing programme of macrophyte monitoring undertaken on this lake since 1999.   The Loe is currently eutrophic and in unfavourable condition. It fails to meet Natural England’s conservation objectives for the macrophyte community composition, macrophyte community structure and…

Trialling the rolling ball risk maps

At the heart of Loe Pool Forum’s (LPF) approach to addressing water environment risks is the idea of Integrated Catchment Management (ICM); “a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources, in order to maximise the resultant economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability…

Health check for the Loe

Dr Janet Dinsdale (our ecologist) with expert assistance from Kennack Diving have just completed the Loe Pool 2014 macrophyte survey, funded by Natural England’s Conservation Enhancement Scheme. Macrophtes are aquatic plants that grow in the submerged areas of lakes and provide cover for fish, invertebrates and produce oxygen needed for lake life. The Macrophyte population survey is…