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ECOLOGICAL CONTRACTING


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ECOLOGICAL CONTRACTING


MORTON : PATTISON specialise in working with protected species and on protected sites and can provide a diverse range of habitat- and species- led contracting services. 

  • Mitigation work for protected species such as installation of exclusion fencing and creation of hibernacula
  • Habitat creation
  • Habitat management
  • Control of invasive and non-native plants
  • Installation of reserve infrastructure including countryside furniture, fencing, gates, bridges, boardwalks and paths

Scroll down for some case studies of our ecological contracting work below the image gallery.

 

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IMPLEMENTATION OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT PLANS

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IMPLEMENTATION OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT PLANS

MORTON : PATTISON worked closely with the Ecological Clerk of Works and the client to deliver Landscape Ecology Management Plans for a number of renewable energy developments across the south west. The proposed works responded to the specifics of each site, requiring a range of contracting operations to be delivered. These included visual screening through native hedge establishment, lowland heath habitat creation, wildflower meadow habitat creation, hibernacula construction, amphibian and reptile exclusion fencing, stock fencing, bird and bat boxes, habitat management, pond restoration, tree work and grass seeding.

MORTON : PATTISON are carrying out ongoing maintenance and a range of responsive management works on the sites.

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NEWT FENCING

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NEWT FENCING

MORTON : PATTISON were employed by the developer to carry out site work alongside an ecological consultancy to discharge planning requirements related to protected species. Survey work had highlighted a great crested newt population in a garden pond adjacent to a site due to undergo redevelopment. The area of rough ground offered the potential for winter hibernation sites and it was likely that newts would be moving through the area returning to staging and breeding ponds. Works delivered consisted of installation of temporary exclusion fencing and pitfall traps to allow monitoring and translocation of the newt population from within the development site to ensure legal compliance. 

MORTON : PATTISON  install similar temporary and semi-permanent reptile and amphibian fences on sites across the south of England.

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FEN RESTORATION

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FEN RESTORATION

MORTON : PATTISON were  contracted to carry out large scale winter restoration work on a SSSI fen in Hampshire by removal of mature birch, alder and willow . The approach taken was for a team of hand-cutters to fell the trees followed by winching out using a tractor. Once onto drier ground a 13t excavator with grab attachment moved the trees into position for hand-processing and stacking of brash and timber.

MORTON : PATTISON acted as main contractor and along with our own staff, oversaw sub-contractors to ensure safe extraction of saleable timber, thereby reducing the cost for the client. The brash and timber that could not be sold was burned on site to remove biomass.