Rivermead Nature Park: In 2018 Milestone assessed the hydrological, water chemistry, and botantical status of this special urban park in Oxford for BBOWT. We have recommended restoration works. In 2019 we're supporting BBOWT with the restoration project, including providing a topographic survey to assist with procuring the works.
Higher Moors SSSI: Milestone are supporting the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to understand the mechanics of this coastal wetland, including providing botanical, topographic and water quality surveys. We are also building capacity for IoSWT, providing them with Wetland Hydrology training and enabling them to install monitoring for increased efficiency. This work builds on our work at Lower Moors for the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
Steping Hill & Roughtor Marsh: We have supported Natural England to assess the hydro-ecology of these remote wetlands on Bodmin Moor. Our surface hydrology, hydrogeology, botany and bryophyte experts have been busy surveying to facilitate potential future restoration projects.
Leaze Mire: Milestone helped Natural England to understand this fascinating wetland site complicated by a rich Cornish industrial heritage. Restoration options are being considered that will be cost-effective and improve hydrological management and achieve ecological improvements. Our ecologists have worked closely our with surface water hydrologist to ensure integrated solutions are found.
Lower Moors SSSI: Milestone have installed a wetland hydrological monitoring network. We're working with the Council of the Isles of Scilly and the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to quantify the site dynamics and develop the site's Management Plan. This project began in 2016 and also involved a detailed topographic survey, water quality analysis and botanical surveys. We continue to work with the client through 2019 and beyond.
Cothill Fen SAC: In 2017 Milestone supported BBOWT and Natural England to develop an effective water level monitoring network. This includes dipwells and logging instruments in addition to a topographic survey ensuring that data are effective for improving the understanding of the site hydrology and thus for site management.