Spaces for Wildlife

Working at the landscape scale, we take every opportunity to restore natural processes, reintroduce species, and embrace the principles of bigger, better, more connected spaces for nature. We believe that by doing so we can help restore natural ecosystems and create a more diverse and resilient landscape.

We are also committed to promoting sustainable land management practices that support the restoration of natural ecosystems. This includes reducing the use of harmful chemicals and promoting natural soil health, which can help support the growth of native plants and the reintroduction of native species.

To achieve these goals, we work closely with local communities, conservation groups, and other stakeholders to develop and implement sustainable land management practices that support the restoration of natural ecosystems. Through collaboration and partnership, we believe that we can create a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

Reintroduction of native species is key to our aims of restoring natural processes as well as inspiring and engaging people with the natural world. We are actively involved in discussions to reintroduce multiple species that have been lost from our sites, including beaver, pine marten and red squirrels.

In the longer term, we hope to support reintroductions of Eurasian lynx as well as other more challenging species, where this would benefit the environment and the communities who live there. Our plans also extend to the consideration and creation of ark sites – protected areas where threatened populations can find refuge and act as a catalyst for future reintroduction programmes.

Management of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) such as rhododendron and Himalayan balsam also forms a significant part of our longer-term plans due to the significant harm they cause to local flora and fauna. We work with industry-leading practitioners to help develop and implement novel techniques to create exemplar case studies of invasive species removal.