This Catchment Partnership covers the upper part of the Trent down to the confluence of the River Dove as well as the main tributaries of the Sow and Penk. It includes much of Staffordshire including Stoke on Trent, Cannock Chase and some of Wolverhampton.
Historically, poor water quality and poor habitat in the River Trent downstream of Stoke-on-Trent have impacted upon fisheries. Water quality has improved over the last twenty years, particularly with improvements to sewage treatments works and storm discharges to the River Trent in Stoke-on-Trent and associated tributaries.
There are a number of Special Areas of Conservation and Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the Staffordshire Trent Valley catchment including Cannock Chase, Chartley Moss and Pasturefields Saltmarsh.