Restoration of Lowland Heathland

  • The lowland heathland habitat was in poor condition due to the heathland habitat encroachment of scrub which was out-competing heathland species.
  • SUEZ Communities Trust funded a conservation organisation to remove scrub and sow heather seed to encourage heathland plant species to recolonize.
  • A small amount of the funding was spent on an interpretation board to explain the importance of the habitat to visitors.
  • The project was led by a conservation organisation which provided the Contributing Third Party payment from its own reserves.
  • The project helped to restore a natural terrestrial habitat on the List of Priority Species in England and Wales and met the criteria for Biodiversity.