Case Studies

The following case studies showcase Ecosulis's broad range of skills, expertise and experience.

Sandford Farm Country Park

Posted on 07/29/2020

Project brief

In 2016, Ecosulis was commissioned to begin Phase 1 of the Sandford Farm Country Park restoration work, which included the clearance of vegetation to create woodland rides and footpaths through the existing wood. Phase 2 of the work itself began in 2018, which included the creation of natural flood management features such as ditches and wetland scrapes, as well as the installation of boardwalks, bird hides and fencing. The overall aim of the project, which was completed on time and within budget, was to significantly enhance the nature of the site and make it more accessible for the local residents, while ensuring the client achieved value for money.

Gloucester Wildlife Trust - Wild Towns Project

Posted on 11/06/2019

Project brief

The Ecosulis habitats team was commissioned to carry out a diverse range of habitat restoration tasks for the Wild Towns project, including everything from riverbank enhancement and town centre greening to the installation of wildlife boxes and meadow enhancement. For added value, the biodiversity team carried out monitoring work to evaluate the changes resulting from the restoration.

Environment Agency, River Soar

Posted on 11/06/2019

Project brief

The Environment Agency commissioned Ecosulis to produce buildability reports and undertake natural flood management (NFM) contract work. 

Communications consultancy for WWF

Posted on 10/11/2019

Project brief

Ecosulis was commissioned to work on high-profile communications campaigns for WWF UK, WWF Scotland and WWF Cyrmru, and also teamed up with WWF Australia to produce a report on the potential of blockchain technlogy to bring about a step change in nature recovery and protection.

Pine Marten Recovery Project, Wales

Posted on 09/28/2018

Project brief

Between 2015 and 2017, 51 pine martens were translocated from Scotland to Wales. Ecosulis worked with the Vincent Wildlife Trust to assess the impact of the pine marten reintroduction on local bird biodiversity, using the Biodiversity Quality Calculator (BQC).

Roadside verges, Wiltshire

Posted on 09/28/2018

Project brief

Ecosulis was asked by Skanska/Highways England to assess plant biodiversity along two stretches of highway in Wiltshire. Using the Biodiversity Quality Calculator (BQC), road verges were assessed as species poor grassland, dominated by grasses and scrub. To boost biosversity, Ecosulis recommended the use of appropriate grass seed mixes, better management of scrub areas, and rubbish removal.

Wild Ennerdale, Lake District

Posted on 09/27/2018

Project brief

Ecosulis was asked by the Wild Ennerdale Partnership to assess the impact of passive rewilding on local biodiversity (passive rewilding allows natural processes such as natural grazing, erosion and flooding to reshape landscapes which then require minimal human intervention).

Aylesbeare Common Reserve, Devon

Posted on 09/27/2018

Project brief

Ecosulis was commissioned to assess the impact of management techniques on the Aylesbeare Common Reserve, using its Biodiversity Quality Calculator. This assessment will aid reserve managers in future decision making.

Kennington Park, London

Posted on 09/27/2018

Project brief

Ecosulis was commissioned to assess Kennington Park from a biodiversity and health perspective, and then devise and implement a new park design.