Tailored project planning and delivery solutions for Peatland Restoration
Peatland Restoration Resources
The McGowan management team has over 10 years’ experience in developing and implementing peatland restoration projects throughout the UK. The company has successfully delivered large scale restoration projects in some of the most degraded and eroded moorland habitats in the UK. Clients and stakeholders include:
National Trust for Scotland Natural England
Peak District National Park RSPB
Moors for the Future Private Landowners Scottish Natural Heritage Severn Trent
Wind Prospect Group
McGowan’s extensive capabilities in this specialised field cover a wide range, and works for the above clients include minimising habitat loss and disturbance within designated sites including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Protection Areas (SPAs), Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Local Nature Reserves (LNRs), National Nature Reserves (NNRs) and National Parks.
Company expertise draws on depth of experience in ground truthing and peat depth surveys, while the production of tailored peatland restoration plans take into account site-specific requirements and constraints such as conservation, fragile environments and challenging terrain.
Managing Director, Ross McGowan says: “Because the company specialises in projects in fragile, sensitive and challenging environments, these high-profile clients know we deliver high levels of expertise to achieve low-impact results”
McGowan also factors in flexible work programming to accommodate other land management requirements such as shooting. With a track record of excellent data management, GPS recording, mapping and reporting capabilities, the company always makes provision for a project management/clerk of works role to ensure effective communication with landowners and stakeholders from start to finish.
McGowan also has specialist equipment including low ground pressure machinery, specialist all-terrain vehicles (ATV) for fuel provision, and the use of helicopters for importing specialist materials.