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Minor wetland repairs in the New Forest



We’re carrying out some minor wetland repair work in various locations over the summer

 

It’s part of our work to protect the New Forest’s internationally-important wetland habitats.

Work will take up to two weeks at each site which will remain open throughout, so you’ll still be able to use the Forest for walking or riding. However, there may be some temporary interruption to footpaths while work is taking place.

 

Where are we doing it?

Penny Moor (see map)  29 July 2020                    Alaska Ecological Contractors Ltd

Brick Kiln Mire (see map) 3 August 2020           G. Farwell Contractors Ltd

The Noads Mire (see map) 3 August 2020          Alaska Ecological Contractors Ltd

Ackercombe (see map) 10 August 2020               Alaska Ecological Contractors Ltd

Amberslade (see map) 10 August 2020                Alaska Ecological Contractors Ltd

North Slufters (see map) 17 August 2020            Alaska Ecological Contractors Ltd

Corbets Hat (see map) 17 August 2020                 Five Rivers Environmental Management and Contracting Solutions

Wootton (see map) TBC August 2020

 

Why are we doing it?

The main objective of the restoration is to keep the New Forest’s designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in favourable condition, and keeping it resilient so that wildlife and habitats thrive.

Why now?

The timing of this work is critical – it has to be carried out during the summer months, when the water levels are at their lowest, and the ground is at its driest.

A special place

As well as being a SSSI, the New Forest is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) and also a Ramsar site (a wetland of international importance). It’s important we do these restoration works to keep these habitats special.

Thank you for your support

We’d like to thank all the local residents and businesses that have worked with us, supported this project and helped us to safeguard these habitats for future generations.

Any questions?

Please email hls.enquiries@forestryengland.uk