Wild Landscapes is a small team within Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. We specifically aim to help individuals, schools, churches, town and parish councils or any other organisation transform and manage their land. We provide the help needed to build havens for wildlife, from ecological consultation and management advice, to habitat creation and restoration services.

This is how we work:

  • Once you have decided that you want to do something contact us so we can discuss the next steps
  • Usually the next step is a consultation visit by our team so that we can assess the present state of your site. Then we give practical, on-site advice, tailored to the conditions and what you want to achieve. This visit will give you options and ideas to shape your plans.
  • A popular option is a follow-up Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) report. The PEA aims to identify ecological and biodiversity features present on site. It will provide recommendations to minimise negative impacts on these features whilst carrying out future projects. Then it will highlight any further ecological surveys that might be required.
  • We use all the resources available to Wiltshire Wildlife Trust such as geological and watercourse mapping, and species survey data.  We also provide a broad-spectrum soil analysis if required.
  • Other bespoke report options are available upon request.
  • A management plan can be provided so that you can manage your land for the next 5 to 10 years.
  • Should you wish, we can manage your project from start to finish.
  • We can source any of the materials or resources needed, from plants to hard landscaping, together with any contractors from digger drivers to bat ecologists.

Wild Landscapes is a commercial enterprise within Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and, as such, it must charge for its services in order to cover costs.  A standard site consultation to provide verbal advice is £175 plus VAT.  This can be followed up by further advice by email/phone and we can provide links to appropriate guides and recommended suppliers (for example for wildflower seeds).  A bespoke written report or management plan is charged separately and costs depend on the complexity and size of the project in question.

Examples of how Wild Landscapes have worked with Parish and Town Councils

SERVICES INCLUDE

Wildflower Meadow Creation, Restoration and Management -Wildflower meadows offer a fantastic habitat for a range of species including butterflies, moths, insects, reptiles and more; as well as offering a burst of colour over summer and autumn months. Wildflower meadows can be incorporated into any space, even into a mini-meadow which can become a beautiful green space feature. 

Wild Landscape

Wildlife Ponds - creating or restoring wildlife ponds, adding boardwalks, dipping platforms, native aquatic planting designs, and seating areas. Designs can be tailored to exact needs, whether that be in a school, private garden, or corporate space. 

Wild Landscapes Ponds

Management Services - maintaining habitats and features such as ponds, orchards, woodlands and grassland. This can be 'one-off' maintenance such as clearing a pond, coppicing or scrub clearance, or it can be to an ongoing seasonal/yearly maintenance plan. Additional services include specific species ecological surveys, Phase 1 habitat surveys, site and species mapping services and management plans or schedules. 

Wild Landscapes Management services

Specific Habitat Creation - If you have a particular species in mind, we can offer designs and creation of a specific habitat such as hibernacula, small mammal shelters, bird feeders and nest boxes, bug hotels, native hedgerow, shrub and tree planting.

Wild Landscapes Habitat creation

We are a small team and normally spend much time in the field, across the county. Please get in contact with us at: [email protected]. Alternatively, leave us a message on 01380 736075.

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