Despite some heavy rain, after the very dry summer many of our rivers are still running low.
But that hasn't stopped what's known as the salmon run in the River Tyne. As Ross Hutchinson has been finding out, sometimes nature needs a helping hand.
Tyneside and Wearside have some of the lowest levels of woodland in the country.
There's now a plan to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to plant thousands of trees at a site near Beamish.
The area is already home to a small forest- with hopes it will soon be growing in size.
Ross has been to find out more.
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An elusive pine marten has been caught on video in Northumberland for the first time.Read the full story ›
Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen records life in the cold snap, posting photos of her animals - and nine children at their remote farmhouseRead the full story ›
Scores of people have marched through North Derbyshire to protest against fracking. Community groups from Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond joined forces to raise awareness of their campaign and call for an end to all plans to drill for shale gas anywhere in the country. Lisa Adlam reports.
Confirmed incidents included a shot hen harrier and the persecution of a peregrine in Northumberland, and shot red kite in County Durham.Read the full story ›
A survey has revealed that the residents of Craven in North Yorkshire are the happiest in the UK - and also have lowest level of anxiety.Read the full story ›
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP says Labour would ban fracking if it were in power.Read the full story ›
The RSPB and North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information about the removal of eggs from a rare marsh harrier nestRead the full story ›