plays a very important part in furthering our understanding of the stream
and its response to, for instance, rainstorms and pollution incidents. We
use the results to determine where our work will have best effect.
have found only one historic study which describes the wildlife
habitat quality of the stream and valley:
1994: The environmental quality of a small urban water course, the Bourne
Stream (Dorset), assessed with macroinvertebrate data.
Patrick D. Armitage, John H. Blackburn & Kay
Institute of Freshwater Ecology.
1994 study has recently been followed up by, and results compared with a 2003
ecological survey of the SUDS [more] as part of the requirement for the Bourne Valley Water Level
2005: Ecological Survey of the Bourne Stream in the Bourne
Valley SSSI, Poole, Dorset. Robert Aquilina,
Environmental Quality Consultant
Partnership work attracts a number of research projects and assignments by
students from Bournemouth University, University of Southampton,
University of the West of England and most recently from the Open
Bourne Valley SSSI
Water Level Management Plan
The Bourne Valley Water Level Management
Plan (WLMP) was prepared for Borough of Poole Leisure Services unit.
It provides a formal basis for future management of water levels within
the SSSI [more].