Wetland Restoration with the RSPB

The creation and restoration of wetland habitats on farmland
  • Ditcher
  • Ditcher
  • RSPB
  • RSPB Ditcher
  • Ditching 5
  • Foot drains
  • Burnham Deepdale
  • Foot drains
  • Otmoor 2013
  • Ditcher in Gloucestershire

Wetland Restoration with the RSPB

If you have a wetland grassland site that could do more for birds and other wildlife you may be able to increase the environmental value in association with the RSPB and RC Baker Ltd.  This work can be eligible for funding through environmental grants including Higher Level Stewardship.

The creation and restoration of wetland habitats on farmland can provide essential habitats for breeding and wintering wading birds and waterfowl. A widely used technique for creating these habitats is the RSPB’s high capacity rotary ditcher operated nationwide on behalf of the RSPB by RC Baker Ltd, specifically for conservation work.

The rotary ditcher is used to create foot drains – shallow channels designed to hold standing water. These areas provide habitat for breeding waders, such as lapwing and redshank, and in particular their chicks - which feed on invertebrates in wet mud at the edge of pools and scrapes. Features can be designed to minimise their impact on farming operations.

The rotary ditcher can enhance the environmental value of wetlands for birds and other wildlife through improving nesting and feeding habitats.  The work may be eligible for funding through environmental grants including Higher Level Stewardship.

For advice, please contact the RSPB (01865 351163, email rotary.ditcher@rspb.org.uk) or visit www.rspb.org.uk/rotaryditcher

 

Key features:

  • Fast and cost effective ditching
  • Variable working depths from 5cm to 150cm
  • Laser operated leveling for accuracy
  • Flexible spoil disposal
  • Machinery uses biodegradable oils and lubricants
  • Rapid habitat recovery

Case Studies

Wallasea Island Project
Wallasea Island Project In 2015 RC Baker Ltd played an important role in one of Europe's largest conservation projects; the Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project. Read more

Fleet

CLAAS XERION 3800
CLAAS XERION 3800 The XERION 3800 is a versatile machine with an intelligent four-wheel steering system which makes it a key tractor within our fleet. Read more
Volvo Excavator EC140
Volvo Excavator EC140 Our Volvo Excavator is perfect for heavy-duty applications and is primarily used for the loading of compost and muck. It is also the chosen machine for habitat restoration work and drainage and ditching operations Read more

Enquiry

If you are interested in Wetland Restoration with the RSPB why not give us a call on 01869 338307 or send us an enquiry.

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