River habitat and lake habitat surveys
We undertake standard assessments for physical habitat quality of rivers and streams (River Habitat Survey) and lakes, ponds and reservoirs (Lake Habitat Survey) using accredited staff.
Development of assessment tools
We’re involved with environmental protection agencies and organisations such Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and SNIFFER in the development of a range of tools associated with the Water Framework Directive (WFD); for example the MImAS tool and the Canal classification tool.
CRESS can provide assessments of species composition, abundance, habitats and pressures on freshwater fish and fisheries resources.