A Selection of Recent Projects and Clients of Radnorshire Wildlife Services
The Forgotten Landscapes Project: We coordinated surveys and management plan preparation throughout 2009 for this £2.5million Landscape Partnership scheme led by Torfaen County Borough Council. Our team included archaeologists, landscape architects, engineers, ecologists, a hydrologist and a geologist. The work involved wide consultation and proposals for common land management, conservation of scheduled ancient monuments and biodiversity hotspots.
Ribena Farm Plans: Following an approach to the Association Of Wildlife Trust Consultancies, Radnorshire Wildlife Consultancy Services won the contract to manage production of new farm plans for 46 blackcurrant growers throughout the UK. Conservation advisors were recruited from several other Trust Consultancies. As well as covering overall management, Radnorshire Wildlife Services also advised on three farms in Somerset, one in Gloucestershire and one in Monmouthshire.
Coupe assessments for Forestry Commission Wales: During 2009, 2010 and 2011, coupes to be felled or thinned were assessed for biodiversity value and presence of protected species.
Ecological Strategy for Llandrindod Lake for Powys County Council. In preparation for major dredging and landscaping works we provided a strategy for enhancing the biodiversity of this popular lake.
The Tawelan Catchment Feasibility Study for CCW investigated the potential for wetting up parts of a small valley near Pant y Dwr, Rhayader.
Beacon Hill - the next 10 years, for Radnorshire Wildlife Trust. RWS commissioned surveys of 21 ponds on this 200 ha upland reserve and then provided a comprehensive management plan.
Ecological advice for the Elan Valley Trust. This is a long term Wildlife Trust Wales project led by RWS.
Bryngydfa Wind Farm. Bat surveys and breeding bird surveys plus preparation of the Ecological Statement.
Ecological Connectivity Study for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
Management Plan for Trefonnon School (Powys County Council) as part of BREEAM assessment.
Surveys for Ecological Impact Assessment for quarry extension for Aggregate Industries.
Wildlife Tourism Scoping Study in partnership with Brecknock Wildlife Trust.
Review of Consents for Monmouthshire County Council. Contract to indentify planning consents relevant to the Conservation of Species and Habitats Regulations 2010.
Numerous protected species surveys for private and public clients. While bat surveys predominate, we have also provided survey reports on great crested newts, slow worms, dormice, schedule 1 birds, badgers and otters.