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
Corbets Hat (see map) 17 August 2020 Five Rivers Environmental Management and Contracting Solutions
North Slufters (see map) w/c 31 August 2020 Alaska Ecological Contractors Ltd
Wootton (see map) TBC September 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.
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.
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