Woodland Management

Coppiced Woodland

The kind of woodland you’ll find on your land will depend on a few different factors – the soil type, climate, terrain and stage of succession. Many of these habitats will be degraded due to a lack of management, an overpopulation of deer, or some other factor. But getting them into good condition can be […]

Understanding the 3 Ds

Wilder Podcast

A deep dive into the 3 D’s and the basics of rewilding with new farmers Chloe and Tom Constable. This chat with How to Rewild founder Chris D’Agorne explores the ways in which the 3 dimensions can be applied to farmland and fields.  This conversation is suitable for people with no prior knowledge of rewilding […]

Treatment Wetland

Treatment Wetland

Treatment wetlands are shallow pools with marginal plants – inflowing pollutants and nutrients are trapped by the vegetation and treated by bacteria or sink into the sediment. This improves the water quality downstream. The Problem of Water Pollution Water pollution isn’t just limited to the typical chemicals and oil that most people picture when they […]

The Ethics of Rewilding

Innovate Eco Podcast

In this chat with ecologist Rob Wreglesworth, How to Rewild founder Chris D’Agorne discusses the ethics of rewilding, how we balance food production with nature recovery and the benefits of BNG.

Temperate Rainforest

Temperate Rainforest

Scattered across the British Isles, you can find fragments of an ancient temperate rainforest, which have only recently been mapped. How to Identify a Temperate Rainforest Ecologists tend to have spirited arguments about how to classify a temperate rainforest, and there are certainly a number of different factors that you can consider (we’ve listed some […]

Standing Open Water and Canals

Standing Open Water & Canals

While most waterbodies in this category are ‘lentic’ (slow or non-moving) systems, canals are lotic (flowing). They may also sit above the water table, or be separated from drainage systems, making these artificial rivers less nutrient-polluted than our actual rivers, acting as refuges for some pollution-intolerant species. With a nationwide network carrying water across watersheds, […]

Shoreline Cliffs and Slopes

Shoreline Cliffs and Slopes

About 2500 miles of the British coastline has been designated as ‘cliff’ habitat, but the definition is a bit sloppy. Anything from a modest outcrop or muddy bank to a towering rock face gets lumped in under the same category. These ecosystems may be liberally sprayed with salt or get only a light dusting depending […]

Sheep

Rewilding with Sheep

Sheep are perhaps the easiest livestock to keep, with few movement restrictions, and some breeds requiring little care. But they’re also misunderstood by many conservationists and rewilders – these animals, while not native to Britain, can be helpful in the management of some British ecosystems. Our livestock guides are intended to help you understand how […]

Rivers and Streams

Rivers and Streams

Britain has some of the world’s most biodiverse watercourses, in part because our nation is home to more than 80% of global chalk streams. These aquifer-fed waterways have, in good condition, crystal clear, cool waters which are perfect habitat for breeding fish, specialist invertebrates and flowering aquatic plants. Yet many of our streams have been […]

Rhododendron Scrub

Rhododendron

A single highly-invasive shrub is estimated to cover at least 37,000ha of England, with more in Scotland and Wales, and landowners can be legally-compelled to remove it from their property. Sub Habitats h3g: Rhododendron Scrub Acid soil habitats dominated by the invasive non-native shrub Rhododendron ponticum. Succession Path Acid soil habitats dominated by the invasive […]