The aim of this project is to improve evidence on the conservation interest of River Ribble (Long Preston Deeps) SSSI. It will also describe threats to the interest and the management required to control these threats. This will include the following:
• To undertake a survey to provide evidence of the population of both crayfish species within the River Ribble (Long Preston Deeps) SSSI
• To describe the threat to the fauna from the spread of non-native crayfish from outside of the SSSI.