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.
"We only have 21 acres of grassland but we cannot graze about 11 acres during the winter if it turns wet because this area is ironstone with patches of clay. When Chris Baker suggested that we could try their Sumo Grassland subsoiler, we were rather sceptical but decided to give it a try. In the middle of winter, when the rest of the paddocks were waterlogged, the subsoiled paddock was just spongy with no wet areas at all. This summer the grass growth has improved and been more consistent. We were very surprised how effective it was and have booked Chris and the team to do a lot more acres this autumn."