Somerset’s Changing Coast
With one of the highest tidal ranges in the world, the Somerset coastline is vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. This new film explores the environmental and ecological aspects of coastline management and the pressures placed on it by tourism and business development. A Maritime Historian offers a valuable historical perspective and a Fisherman from Porlock shares his experience of the changing seas. A Coastal Engineer, from the Environment Agency, explains what work is being done to protect the low lying land of Somerset and Tim McGrath for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust explains the bold habitat creation programme for the fragile Steart peninsula.