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Contracts

Securing Support for Local Wildlife Sites in the West Midlands A major review of Local Site work in the six counties of the West Midlands region. For The Wildlife Trusts (2009). Download the spreadsheet here.

Section 40 of the NERC Act (2006), in Shropshire A review of the implementation by public bodies, within Shropshire, of Section 40 of the Act, their duty to have regard to conserving biodiversity. For Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 2008.

River Severn and River Vyrnwy Confluence Environmental Assessment Survey, 1994. For the National Rivers Authority.

1996, 1997 & 1998. Annual survey of breeding Skylark and Meadow Pipits on eight 1km transects on the Long Mynd plateau. Baseline for future monitoring of populations following changes in sheep stocking rates and consequent habitat change. See also 2002-2004 and 2006.

Wall Farm, Kynnersley on the Weald Moors in Shropshire, 1998. Breeding birds in 1998. For the Environment Agency. The site is part of a major habitat recreation scheme under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

The Beckmoors, Wroxeter, Shropshire. An ornithological Survey November 1998 - June 1999. A report for the Environment Agency prior to the site’s entry into the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

Lower Brompton Farm, Cross Houses adjacent to the River Severn in Shropshire. Breeding birds in 2000 with notes on the potential re-wetting land management. Report for the National Trust. A report prior to the site’s entry into Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

Breeding waders; Lapwing and Curlew on the Severn-Vyrnwy confluence floodplain, Shropshire, 2002. A report for the Severn Vyrnwy Land Management Initiative, Countryside Agency.

Breeding Birds of Mose & Sandymose Farms, Dudmaston, 2002–04. CBC-style baseline work at start of 10-year Arable Strewardship scheme. For the National Trust. Scheduled for re-survey 2009–11, the last three years of the ten-year scheme.

2002, 2003 & 2004. Annual survey of breeding Skylark and Meadow Pipits on eight 1km transects on the Long Mynd Plateau. Follow-up of 1996-98 baseline work monitoring of populations following changes in sheep stocking rates and anticipated habitat change. See also 2006.

The breeding birds of Rectory Wood, Church Stretton, 2004. Report for the Rectory Wood and Fields Interest Group. Very high densities of woodland birds found, the result of the relatively small wood having a high edge-effect.

Breeding Meadow Pipit and Skylark populations on the Long Mynd, Shropshire; are their population sizes changing? 2006. A report examining the two data sets (1996–98 & 2002–04, above) for evidence of population changes.

Pen-yr-Estyn Moss, Rednall, Shropshire. The birds of winter 2005-06 and the breeding birds of 2006 with observations on site management. For the Environment Agency.
With special reference to the breeding population there of the now endangered Lapwing.

Habitat optimisation for scarce breeding birds at Winnington Grange, Market Drayton, 2007. Report for Natural England prior to the site’s entry to the NE Higher Level Scheme.

The potential of winter stubbles to attract finches at Lane Farm, Arley, Shropshire, 2007. Report prepared for site owner in support of application to the NE Higher Level Scheme.

Community Commons Project Bird Survey Summer June 2008. Surveys of the CCP project’s twelve commons in Herefordshire, estimates of total populations, remarks on past and future management and an examination of the ecological succession trends shown by the suite of sites.

Birds of Leominster Priory 2008. Survey for local community group.

Hopesay Parish Plan 2009. Writing the 9,000 word text for the Hopesay Parish Plan for the Parish Plan Group and based on the findings of the parish questionnaire.

RSPB: HLS Evaluation Project: 2010. Four-month contract summer 2010 based on field survey of 15 farms in north Shropshire/ Cheshire/ Staffordshire.

Breeding Birds of Mose & Sandymose Farms, Dudmaston, 2009–2011. CBC-style work at the end of 10-year Arable Strewadship Scheme – the last three years of the ten-year scheme. For the National Trust following baseline work 2002–2004.

Bird population changes on the National Trust estate at Dudmaston, Bridgnorth, Shropshire over the course of a Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2002-2011. Summary Report 2002-2011. For the National Trust.

 

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