All ponds and lakes have a vital role to play in providing a range of habitats for a plethora of native wildlife within the UK.

However, an ever increasing proportion are falling out of management, with their condition or health depleting due to a number of factors.

Water can turn murky, become shaded by surrounding trees or shrubs, get taken over by invasive emergent vegetation or become silted by decomposing leaf litter and field runoff being deposited. These changes inevitably lead to a reduction in wildlife – both in terms of population size and diversity of species.

We realise that ponds need to be managed in a range of ways to account for the needs of different species. Site specific and sympathetic management is vital, to ensure that the best outcome is achieved.

Habitat Regeneration looks to work with private landowners, government bodies and conservation groups to help deliver pond creation and restoration schemes

Wetlands teem with biodiversity, providing homes for many endangered species. In fact, 40% of the world’s biodiversity relies on freshwater wetlands. Yet they only cover around 1% of the planet.

More than 140,000 of known species rely on freshwater ecosystems alone. Yet 13% of freshwater species are threatened with extinction in Great Britain, a symptom of the decline in water quality and loss of habitat across the nation.

Wetlands help to clean our drinking water. They can remove up to 60 per cent of metals in the water, trap and retain up to 90 percent of sediment from runoff and eliminate up to 90 percent of nitrogen.

Wetlands can protect us from flooding by storing rainfall like a sponge, and buffering us from the sea. When water levels are low, they slowly release it back to us. In the right environment, wetlands can help bring the air temperature down by up to 10 degrees Celsius.

We can assist with creating and reinstating wetland habitats, ensuring that they confer benefit through providing natural flood management and water quality enhancement, whilst creating vital new habitats.

We pride ourselves on:

  • Providing the highest quality service
  • Utilising our highly skilled operators
  • Our quality excavators and equipment
  • Our in-depth knowledge of the natural environment

Photos to the left show a pond after it has been cleared and shaped and then 1 year later showing how the surrounding area has flourished and the water has cleared.  

A recent successful project has involved the Stour Countryside Partnership, which has looked to deliver pond restorations and creations to optimize habitats for Great Crested Newts. This project has run for approximately two years so far and has resulted in the delivery of over 60 ponds within the Stour Catchment.

Video of a large scale Wetland Restoration project

To find out more about Pond, Scrape and Wetland Creation and Restoration services from Habitat Regeneration...