Over the past few years Ecology & Habitat Management Ltd has developed a broad range of Airfield habitat management clients, across the UK and Europe. We provide a range of airfield management services to ensure the airports airfield is compliant with CAP 772. For each airport the requirements and level of management is different we help to compile bespoke management plans working with the airfield managers and ground maintenance teams. We have worked on a number of airfield reinstatements projects and helped airports to realise the potential of their airfield habitat potential.
We also work with seed producers to help find and develop seed mixes that will be the most beneficial to the airfield habitats; these can be tailored to the specific requirements of individual airfields. We have also helped to trial new products for high blast areas such as Flexterra hydroseed (https://www.profileevs.com/products/hydraulic-erosion-control/flexible-growth-medium-fgm/flexterra-hp-fgm).
Our current list of clients includes;
The typical services that we provide include;
Example: Dublin Airport
As an example of the work we carry out we have recently been involved with Dublin Airport’s grassland reinstatement. Dublin airport required support in the reinstatement of the grassland areas associated with the recent resurfacing of the main runway at the airport. EHM undertook night time visits looking at the issues caused by the recent construction works. We provided technical advice and recommendations around blast protection as well as with the final reinstatement, which took place over the summer in 2018. Numerous visits were made over the summer months to monitor the works and provide additional advice.
Example: Treviso Airport
This Autumn EHM have carried out a full airfield habitat management survey of Treviso Airport in Italy. This survey was carried out to support the airports SMS in improving their airfield habitat and delivering a reduction in bird strikes at the airport. A full report has been supplied looking at the current issues. Recommendations to change the current maintenance of the airfield grasslands have been supplied to support a long grass policy at the airport. EHM are looking forward in supporting the airport going forward in this new endeavour.
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