ELM is based in North Wales and carries out projects throughout the UK. Our services include the following:
Wildlife Protection encompasses all activities involved in protecting species from the effects of development whether it be ground clearance, construction, landscaping or public access.
Mitigation and Translocation Projects – at minimum these projects involve moving a particular plant species from a site to an adjacent suitably establised habitat, at maximum they can involve the movement of the entire habitat to an adjacent site.
Ponds are a valuable asset to any site, but the siting and construction of ponds must be carefully considered to ensure their success as a viable habitat, especially if their creation is for a particular species.
Small scale felling and thinning of woodland works are undertaken, especially in areas of high ecological value where high standards of best practise are essential to minimise disturbance.
Installation of benches, site signs, stock fencing and post and rail fencing, constructed with materials that blend into their surroundings, as well as being able to withstand heavy use or vandalism.
Scrub rapidly colonises a meadow if grassland management of the area is inadequate. Scrub control involves a structured approach over a number of years to reverse the scrub colonisation.
Although grazing is the best form of grassland management it may not be possible on all sites. ELM will assess what is required to manage the grassland area, with methods that vary between argicultural machinary to a strimmer.
Invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed, Rhododendron, Himalayan Balsam and Ragwort present a variety of problems. Not only do these weeds dominate over our indigenous species, but often legislation requires their removal by the landowner. ELM provides long term weed control to prevent weed growth and re-infestation.
Paths and platforms have to be constructed to prevent erosion and to allow all year round access to a site. From path construction to dipping and fishing platforms, ELM will help provide safe access all year round.
GCN: Great Crested Newt
SSSI: Site of Special Scientific Interest
SAC: Special Area of Conservation