WWT Consulting creates high quality wetland habitat for wildlife and people
We are pleased to have delivered a number of habitat design and management projects in the last few months.
The creation of high quality habitat that maximises biodiversity is fundamental to all our designs; here’s a few examples of our latest work in this important sector.
WWT Consulting has been working locally, in collaboration with JPR Environmental, in a wetland habitat creation project commissioned by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust. The aim is to create three new areas of reedbed at Bodenham Lake, the largest water body in Herefordshire. The project was reported in a recent episode of the BBC Countryfile program, and this video shows an impressive aerial view of the construction phase on site.
Last summer also saw the completion of a wetland creation project in Banstead; contracted by the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, the scheme included the creation of two wildlife ponds connected by a stream channel with wheelchair friendly paths and seating around. The wetlands will provide additional recreational area for the care home residents, which are already enjoying the newly created blue-green space.
At an international level, we recently participated in a workshop on the Design and Future Management of the proposed Songdo Wetland Centre, Republic of Korea. Key issues were how to integrate the proposed wetland centre into an industrial zone, securing an area of wetland for education use close to the centre, and how to link the centre with nearby education facilities and proposed residential areas. As a result, we produced an advisory report on the proposed wetland centre and surrounding wetland habitats to the Incheon Metropolitan City.
This week we are excited to be planning field surveys for our newest habitat design and management project in the UK – a feasibility study to determine options for habitat creation with natural flood management benefits at East Ness, North Yorkshire.