Aquatic Habitats

Over the last 25 years Ecosulis has developed a tried and tested method for establishing reedbeds in a variety of situations. Our experts know that each site has its unique set of challenges and these need to be considered systematically in order to ensure that you can establish a successful reedbed. Where we have been commissioned by clients to repair or restore failed reedbeds, we have identified factors that are often not considered by those installing them. This article outlines some of those key issues and provides solutions to them. 
 
 
Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 30/01/2015

Natural England have approved a licence to allow a family of beavers recorded in the River Otter in Devon to remain in the wild. A licence will be issued to Devon Wildlife Trust to manage the release of wild beavers currently present in the river catchment on a five year trial basis. This licence will be subject to several conditions, and the Wildlife Trust will have to be sure that the beavers present are European beavers free of parasites.

Posted by Julian Burchby on 17/06/2011

Our team have  completed the first phase of a large reed bed creation scheme at the Attenborough Lakes Nature Reserve in Nottingham on behalf of the Environment Agency.  This involved the planting of 44,000 aquatic plants into a man made bed which will form a new reedbed covering 0.6 hectares.  

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 27/01/2011

Water vole and its habitat are protected and as such are a key consideration when planning and undertaking any works affecting aquatic habitat, be it conservation, maintenance, management or development works.  This Blog considers the legislation and processes involved to ensure that works can be undertaken and has been split into two parts:

Part 1: Legal Considerations and Planning Works; and,