What is Rewilding?
Rewilding is defined by Rewilding Britain as: “the large-scale restoration of ecosystems to the point where nature is allowed to take care of itself. Rewilding seeks to reinstate natural processes and, where appropriate, missing species”.
• Help reverse the decline of wildlife
• Increase carbon sequestration
• Improve soil stability
• Increase biodiversity
• Help adapt to and mitigate against climate change
Example: Incorporating Rewilding into Residential Developments
• Land saved for rewilding within open green spaces or Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANGs), which also provides an educational purpose
• Scrub ecotones to create buffers for valuable retained habitats and improving the connectivity of these habitats
• Sustainable grazing of valuable retained grassland to improve the biodiversity
• Allowing grass to grow longer in patches with mown pathways to allow for recreation but retain wilder areas
• Management schemes which reduce cutting regimes of hedges and retention of longer grassland areas protected from public access
• Any vegetation cut back for the development retained in-situ as dead wood, brash piles and hibernacula, feeding nutrients back into the soil
How we can help
We can provide pragmatic advice on rewilding of any scale. We can visit the site at the start of your re-wilding journey, to produce a baseline and provide advice on how to target certain species. We can then produce a tailormade plan, incorporating aims and objectives for your site and how to avoid any unwanted impacts.
We can also provide protected and notable species surveys and can continue to survey your land, to monitor the impact of your rewilding project and record any new species or fluctuations in population levels.
We can provide timely advice and support to help you achieve a rewilding result to be proud of. Get in touch today.