Wetland Restoration

The aim of wetland restoration is to enhance this unique ecosystem which provides habitat, breeding areas and food to a vast array of species. Largely, wetland restoration revolves around the reconnecting or lowering of rivers, the slowing of water, or the reduction of the speed in which water is removed from a given site. Our restoration work also involves establishing why a wetland area may be in decline and providing the best practical solution to restore it to its former best habitat.

We at FiveRivers have been working with wetlands for over 25 years, meaning we’re well-acquainted with the challenges which may arise during your wetland restoration project. Our specialists are adept at overcoming issues such as challenging access, rapidly changing water levels and protected and invasive species.

The Problems

90% of the UK’s Wetlands Lost

Wetlands cover around 6% of the earth’s land surface and are extremely valuable as both ecosystems and regulators of the global climate. Unfortunately, approximately 70% of natural wetland areas have been lost over the last century, largely due to changes of land use, climate change and urbanisation. If the loss of wetlands continues at the current rate, it is estimated that more than 25% of all wetland plants and animals could become extinct.

As well as their critical importance in providing unique habitat and flood protection, wetlands also hold most of the world’s usable fresh water. Without wetlands, some global species could be pushed to the brink of extinction, and water pollution issues would get worse. A functioning wetland acts as a natural filter for pollutants such as metals, sediment runoff and nitrogen.

The Solutions

Design, Build, Monitoring

At FiveRivers, we’re proud to offer a wide range of wetland restoration services, from design and monitoring through to construction. We are committed to enhancing wetland areas with services delivering mire restoration, water meadow restoration, wetland scrape creation and the installation of wetland as part of wider river restoration works. We are highly experienced in the sector, and are proud to be one of the UK’s leading providers of environmental services, including wetland restoration.

Luke Roberts - Design & Construction General Manager at FiveRivers (5R)

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Luke Roberts

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