The Wildlife Conservation Partnership recieved funding to construct and install 14 barn owl nest boxes in suitable farmland in the Trent Vale.
Trent Vale funds contributed £1,950 to the project, which will encourage barn owls - a priority species in Trent Vale - to breed in the area. Nest boxes have been put up at suitable locations around Trent Vale, many on private farmland taking into account existing breeding pairs. The project also linked with local farmers, involving 10 different landowners.
Long-term benefits of this project should restore viable breeding populations. Monotoring of the nest boxes will be carried out by the Wildlife Conservation Partnership.