The maintenance of a Natura 2000 network in favourable conservation status is a core requirement of the Regulations. In terms of development, site management becomes a vital tool informing impact assessment and decision-making.
Fleming Ecology brings expert knowledge to the management of upland, lowland and coastal protected areas having managed some of the UKs finest SSSIs and Natura 2000 sites. Arable farmland, silt deposit lagoons, contaminated land and brownfield sites sit alongside extensive sand dunes, saltmarsh, ancient woodland and upland estates in this broad portfolio.
Recent examples range from facilitating the production of management plans for Natura 2000 sites in Poland to the restoration of degraded raised mires in the UK. Collaborative working identifies shared goals, resolving conflicting aspirations allowing the delivery of pragmatic, sustainable objectives.