Identification, Management & Remediation

Some non-native invasive species are covered by legislation: under section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, it is an offence to release, or cause to grow in the wild, any of the species listed on Schedule 9.

NatureScape Projects Ltd provide a turnkey solution for dealing with Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed.

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Survey

Whether you already suspect one of these species on your site, or are looking to purchase property where they may be present, undertaking a site survey is the first step.

We provide consultancy services to identify invasive species for both commercial and domestic sites. These detailed surveys are undertaken by experienced conservationists to provide land owners and proposed purchasers an accurate mapping of these plants, allowing better informed decisions on the best actions to take to prevent further spread across the site.

Management Plans

Once the location of invasive species have been identified the next stage is to decide whether management, treatment or remediation is the best option.

In order to consider all options NatureScape Projects can undertake an options appraisal which will give you the positives and negatives of all the possible treatments available to you, together with a risk register and potential costs and timeframes.

This document greatly assists in decision making with stakeholders and is particularly useful where multiple parties have an interest in the proposed decision, such as construction projects, planning permission applications and of course sites where multiple building owners are present.

Treatment & Remediation

Once a decision has been made as to how to deal with the invasive species present on site, NatureScape Projects can directly provide all suitable treatment plans and remediation required specific to your needs.

Depending on the species present and the recommendations of the management plan, this could simply be a process of process of manual removal or chemical treatment over a number of months or years, through to excavation and disposal via a licensed waste disposal facility.

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