About Westcountry Rivers Ltd.

Westcountry Rivers Ltd. was founded in 1995 as the commercial arm of its parent organisation, the Westcountry Rivers Trust (Charity No. 1135007). The Trust is a leading exponent of the integrated management of land, water and living resources, thereby promoting conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way.

We employ a team of dedicated and highly motivated specialist consultants who are able to draw on a wealth of knowledge and experience accrued from both the academic and commercial world. Our experienced environmentalists are able to provide expert technical support across a range of commercial and conservation projects.

Innovative & multi-disciplinary

Westcountry Rivers Ltd. is a passionate, innovative and multi-disciplinary environmental management consultancy operating in three main sections: Tamar EcologyEcosystem Services Planning and Conservation Genetics Investigations.

Ethos-Driven Approach

The company is the commercial trading subsidiary of the Westcountry Rivers Trust, a leading exponent of the integrated management of land, water and living resources. The Trust is a dynamic and aspirational organisation at the forefront of environmental thinking and practical conservation in the UK today and has delivered over £6 million of European financed projects that encourage joint solutions to complex environmental problems.

WRL is able to draw on the wealth of expertise of the Westcountry Rivers Trust for specialist projects and utilise the knowledge and capabilities that come from cutting edge research and implementation. All profits generated by WRL are covenanted to the Westcountry Rivers Trust to support the charity in its environmental work – www.wrt.org.uk. The Trust’s experience in working from policy through to delivery, together with this ethos-driven rather than profit-driven approach, makes WRL a pragmatic and ethical choice.

Tamar Ecology

Tamar Ecology is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy offering expert ecological services across the south-west. Our consultants have specific expertise in ecological surveying, assessment and monitoring of flora and fauna in Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial habitats. We also design enhancement, avoidance, mitigation and compensation measures, often as part of the planning process.


Ecosystem Services Planning

Ecosystems Services Planning has been established in response to increasing demand for grounded advice and support in catchment management from policy to delivery. We have an in‐depth understanding of the legislation that influences landscape and water management, as well as considerable experience in appraising the available data and information to support strategic, evidence‐based decision making.