Our Work

Our Work

For more than 25 years the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project has worked to conserve, enhance and raise awareness of this globally important habitat.

We carry out practical conservation and river restoration work, and offer management advice to riverside landowners; Provide training and conduct surveys of wildlife and habitat condition; Deliver school visits and provide educational resources; and work with local communities to raise awareness of chalk streams and the threats they face.

What we do


Our project work includes practical river restoration, habitat management, research and monitoring, education and community engagement.

Smarter Water Catchment

This ground-breaking initiative brings together key organisations and community groups to address issues on a catchment scale and aims to restore one of the Chilterns’ finest chalk streams to health.

Catchment hosting

The Chilterns Chalk Stream Project is a co-host of the two catchment partnerships. These are groups which bring together NGO’s,...

Citizen Science

Citizen scientists are contributing to our knowledge of Chilterns chalk streams and monitoring the changes that are taking place. Citizen...

Management Advice

The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project can help landowners and managers to conserve and enhance their rivers and riverside land by...


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Project Aims

  • Raising awareness of the importance of chalk streams and the need to conserve them
  • Providing management advice on riverside management
  • Practical conservation to improve the streams for wildlife
  • Carrying out surveys to assess the quality of wildlife habitats and locate rare species
  • Providing education resources for schools to help children understand the chalk stream environment
  • Improving physical access to the streams where appropriate, and providing information about their special qualities

Annual Report 2022-23

Read our latest Annual Report

Chilterns Chalk Streams Project Annual Report 2022-23

25th Anniversary report

In 2022 we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project. An anniversary provides an opportunity not only to review achievements and progress, but also to reflect on the role the Project should play in shaping the future for the Chilterns chalk streams. These chalk streams and their surrounding landscapes remain under tremendous pressure and in need of our continued protection and improvement.

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Led by the Chilterns National Landscape, the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project is a partnership of statutory agencies, local authorities and voluntary bodies committed to conserving the chalk stream environment.

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River Chess Smarter Water Catchment

We're key partners in this ground breaking initiative - working on a catchment scale to restore one of the Chilterns’ finest chalk streams to health.