INLAND WATERWAY MARINA
BETTS ECOLOGY CASE STUDY - INLAND WATERWAY MARINA
Marinas on inland waterways can have challenging interactions between the leisure boating industry and riverine ecology. Betts Ecology have been commissioned to provide ecological input to several marina projects over the years. As an owner of a stretch of the River Severn and with long experience of works associated with British rivers, Betts Ecology are well placed to provide advice that preserves sustainability and enhances biodiversity, as in this case.
Client & Location
Development Company with Marina Ownership – English Midlands
Betts Ecology have provided ecological conservation and impact avoidance/mitigation advice relating both to the marina and its expansion and to associated residential development and administrative facilities. Work included flood meadow botanical studies, protected species (otters, badgers), entomological conservation (Odonata), unimproved grassland survey and conservation, control of invasive vegetation (Japanese knotweed, Indian balsam), fisheries records, provision of Management Plan for riparian habitat, etc.
The project has proceeded successfully with biodiversity protection and enhancement specifications provided by Betts Ecology.
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