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Rivers and streams

The New Forest contains many small rivers and streams which begin in boggy heathland mires, as well as small lakes, numerous ponds and coastal saltmarshes. These water bodies are some of the most important areas for wildlife in the UK and Europe.

We can help improve these areas for wildlife by addressing threats such as water quality, quantity and the naturalness of the channel in which the water runs.

This section details some of the work we undertake with partners to improve the quality of the National Park’s waterways.

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