Cheshire Water Vole Project



Following the success of the North West Lowlands Project and the ongoing need for water vole conservation in the North West, Cheshire Wildlife Trust continue to survey and provide habitat management advice as part of the Cheshire Water Vole Project.


In 2012, the Cheshire Water Vole Project conducted 52 water vole surveys across Cheshire with well over 300 volunteer hours worked, for which the project staff are hugely thankful.


A good picture has been built up of where water voles are found in the  county, identifying a very strong population in the Crewe and Nantwich area, although there is much more work to do in the final survey season of the project. Of the 52 surveys we found definite water vole presence at 40% of sites and their possible presence at 8%.