Habitat Creation, Restoration & Management Plans
Habitat creation and restoration forms an important part of many of the schemes we are involved in, from smaller projects including the creation of wildlife friendly gardens to large scale projects including the restoration of former aggregate sites. Habitat restoration and creation projects that we have recently been involved with include Blackstone Fields restoration, where we undertook a detailed feasibility study and 10 year management plan aimed at restoring a large expanse of arable land to heathland for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. We were also involved with the creation of a wetland, comprising a series of overflow pools, which was undertaken for the Worcester Rugby Club following the redirection of a brook.
In conjunction with our ecological surveys, we can prepare a management plan, which prescribes how to manage your site for the long-term benefit of wildlife and at the same time integrating recreational activities, industry and farming where appropriate. Over the years we have provided management plans for sites ranging from nationally important nature reserves to landscaped recreational areas in association with developments. This can take the form of:
- Baseline surveys and desk studies
- Preparing site management briefs and plans
- Advising on and undertaking monitoring work
- Providing specialist advice on habitat or species management issues (e.g. farm conservation plans and negotiation of conservation issues with agencies such as Natural England on behalf of landowners or agents)