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.
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
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If you are interested in Wetland Restoration with the RSPB why not give us a call on 01869 338307 or send us an enquiry.
"I was sceptical about the Drain Jetter but after a day’s work with RC Baker Ltd the outlets haven’t stopped running water for the last 12 months. Fitting the tracker to the nozzle and being able to assist us in mapping the older plastic and clay drain routes whilst simultaneously flushing the pipes through was a great advantage. The varying heads that assists in cutting through tree roots was impressive which in turn has saved us time and money. I will definitely be asking them back to clean more drains around the farm."