Natural Capital Specialists

Nature-based Solutions

We believe nature is the solution. At FiveRivers we deliver innovative nature-based solutions through investing, protecting and enhancing our natural capital. As natural capital specialists, our aim is to bring our knowledge, skills and experience to your own natural capital project.

FiveRivers is a leading environmental consultant and environmental management specialist based in the UK. With over 25 years’ working with nature, our expertise encompasses terrestrial and aquatic habitats with a specific passion for rivers and wetlands. We support a wide range of clients, working on anything from nationally significant infrastructure schemes to charity led habitat restoration.

Take a look at our website to learn more about the specific ways in which FiveRivers can support your project, or contact us today to speak to an expert.

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Doing what we do best.

A member of the FiveRivers team during a hydrometry and telemetry project

Caring for the environment is at the core of our values, and we know that sound environmental decisions are based on accurate and reliable data.

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A member of the FiveRivers team delivering a biodiversity net gain solution for a project

Habitat restoration and creation is in the fabric of FiveRivers.

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FiveRivers are specialists in Ecological Mitigation

Avoiding damage to the natural world and increasing biodiversity, where possible, is key to limiting the impact that we have on the world around us.

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Our roots are in practical contracting, and we use this practical experience in our ecological design and consultancy serviceswith aethos that focuses on sustainable environmental improvements that maximise environmental benefit. 

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A specialist of choice.

FiveRivers delivers customer reassurance by meeting the most demanding industry accreditations and certificates of competetence for safety, management, and delivery.

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Latest news

From the source.

16th February 2024

FiveRivers have been commissioned by Southern Water to conduct environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling as part of a Stillwater fish survey. All living things leave DNA in the environment, and eDNA sampling provides a holistic view of the species inhabiting our lakes, ponds and rivers.

12th February 2024

On February the 12th 2024 biodiversity net gain came into force as part of the Town and Country Planning Act. Developers must deliver a minimum of 10% biodiversity net gain for any new major development projects within the UK. Minor developments will be included on the 2nd of April. Preventing damage to existing habitats is...

18th January 2024

FiveRivers have been commissioned by idverde UK to undertake fish surveys on two lakes within Kelsey Park in the London borough of Bromley. The project focussed on identifying fish species and carrying out health checks in advance of a fish rescue due to proposed desilting work on the lakes.

11th January 2024

FiveRivers are working in partnership with The Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust to deliver a design and build project on the River Lea to improve the overall physical condition of the river increasing its resilience to low-flows and flooding.

19th December 2023

FiveRivers have been contracted to design a wetland for Lilley’s Cider to treat and mitigate effluent from the factory. Last week our Natural Capital Consultant, Matt Janes visited the factory to discuss the upcoming project.

14th December 2023

We're saddened to learn this week that the updated IUCN Red List released at COP28 revealed that Atlantic salmon populations in the UK are now classified as endangered. Put plainly, the UK is set to lose this species first and before anywhere else unless urgent action is taken!

Saltmarsh Restoration aerial view
1st December 2023

FiveRivers is proud to be working with the Bioregional Learning Centre and partners in support of the Living Dart: The Saltmarsh Project. This project is funded by the Environment Agency through the Championing Coastal Coordination (3Cs) Project and Water Environment Investment Fund (WEIF).

24th October 2023

Our Design team have recently been working to produce 14 concept designs for the Somerset Catchment Market – a combination of local farmers and landowners, whose aim is to understand the value their land holds in terms of nutrient credits and mitigation wetlands.  

24th October 2023

Last week, we undertook river condition assessments and MoRPh surveys to establish biodiversity net gain baselines on the River Misbourne. The next step in the process is to design watercourse mitigation proposals to hit that golden 10% net gain on the BNG metric for our client.

4th October 2023

FiveRivers are currently on site delivering a wetland scheme in partnership with the South East Rivers Trust. The scheme will see the construction of two wetlands and a sediment trap to help conserve and improve the water quality of the Hogsmill River, one the UK's precious chalk streams.

Case studies

Cliveden Fish Rescue

Cliveden National Trust Gardens and Woodlands
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Case studies

Market Harborough River Restoration

River Welland, Market Harborough.
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