Integrated land management plan for British Energy, Dungeness
ADAS botanists have carried out several previous contracts in the Dungeness/Romney marsh area, largely for British Energy/EDF in relation to land management activities on their estate. These have included a full integrated land management plan, relocation of the visitor centre and an assessment of beach landings. All these have required targeted surveys of the surrounding areas, including a suite of vascular plants, survey of shingle ridges and an assessment of the invertebrate assemblage.
The site is internationally important in terms of its flora, invertebrates and birds. ADAS has largely been responsible for the production of land management plans and habitat management and restoration advice to BE/EDF. ADAS has also carried out some of the habitat management plan activities first hand (e.g. protection of rare orchids, clearance of areas to encourage spread of wild carrot for Sussex emerald moth and fencing to prevent rabbit grazing).
ADAS are able to provide a complete “one-stop” shop and turn-key solution for projects that require habitat creation and restoration. Working collaboratively with our clients and colleagues, we have an in-depth understanding of the complex issues associated with habitat creation and restoration on sensitive terrestrial and aquatic sites. We also have significant experience in restoring habitats within ecologically degraded areas such as; arable fields and brownfield sites.
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