Tag Archives: Contracting

Woodland Creation and the Woodland Carbon Code

. Photo: Forestry Commission

Before Coronavirus overtook all of our lives the Government were making major noises about greatly increasing the area of new tree planting each year.  Indeed back at the last general election it seemed almost like an auction as to which political party could bid highest.  The Committee on Climate Change have advocated planting 30,000 hectares of new woodland a year as part of a national solution to become carbon neutral by 2050 and this is the basis of current government thinking. Continue reading

Marvellous Mud Snails

 

. Crowdy Reservoir ( copyright SWLT)

In this job we are always learning, and a slight change from the normal this week was undertaking some temporary pond creation at Crowdy Reservoir for South West Lakes Trust.  The work was part of Buglife’s Marvellous Mud Snails project.  And yes Mud Snails were new to me as well, though they did bring to mind Desmoulin’s Snail, which was briefly a cause celebre when they held up major works to upgrade the Newbury by-pass back in the 1980s.  Continue reading

Wetland Restoration on Goss Moor NNR

Rewetting already spreading from the Pendine ditch

Our contracting team have recently completed a “Peatland Hydrological Restoration Project” for Natural England at Goss Moor National Nature Reserve in Cornwall.  The aim was mainly to raise the water table locally, and also introduce some natural meandering processes in to the River Fal.  The chosen methods on this occasion were a series of leaky dams on side drains and flow deflectors on the river channel.  Longer term, the site manager, Steve Hall, would prefer to see beavers doing the work. Continue reading