Sound knowledge around wetland restoration plays a critical role in project planning: as well as setting the standard for restoration works, our team always go above and beyond, bringing added value to your project.

It is essential that protections are put in place to maintain important habitats and to sustain biodiversity, the impacts of which being far-reaching. 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 project. Our specialists are adept at overcoming any issues that may arise such as challenging access, rapidly changing water levels, protected and invasive species.

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What is wetland restoration?

Wetland restoration encompasses techniques which are also use in river restoration are all elements of this service. The aim of wetland restoration is to enhance this type of ecosystem, as they provide habitat, breeding grounds and food to a vast array of species.

Largely, this service 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 work also involves figuring out why a wetland area may be in decline and providing the best practical solution to restore the wetland to its former glory.

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Why is wetland restoration necessary?

Wetlands cover around 6% of the Earth’s land surface; however, 70% of natural wetland areas have been lost over the last century. There are numerous reasons why wetlands are so important: as well as serving as a life source for nature, wetlands also hold most of the world’s usable fresh water. Without wetlands, 40% of all global species could be pushed to the brink of extinction, and pollution issues would get worse – a functioning wetland should act as a natural filter for pollutants such as metals, sediment runoff and nitrogen, but if they’re unable to work correctly, much damage would be caused to the environment and to our earth’s atmosphere.

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Why should I choose FiveRivers for my wetland restoration project?

We cover a wide scope of services, from design and monitoring through to the implementation of wetland restoration. We are committed to enhancing wetland areas with services such as mire restoration, water meadow restoration, wetland scrape creation and the installation of wetland control structures – in short, we are highly experienced in the sector, and are proud to be one of the UK’s leading providers of environmental services. See our case studies to read about the specific projects we’ve worked on in relation to wetland restoration and creation.

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James Peake

Director of Habitats

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