Conservation work is field in which Knighton Countryside’s unique combination of skills and plant make us ideal for your contracting needs.
Many conservation projects require different skills and trades as they progress and employing Knighton offers the opportunity to keep everything under one roof. This lends ease to project management & communication and eliminates the likelihood of contractors waiting around for other firms to finish work, or for delays waiting for the next phase to begin.
We are able to send large teams with specialist skills if you need to move a specific phase on quickly, or we can send smaller teams over longer periods. We are able to offer an emergency callout service – particularly useful for companies who offer access to the public. Our Health & Safety Compliance is to the highest standards in land-based industry, and we hold extensive liability insurances. Staff are smartly dressed and understand the need to communicate with the public in a friendly and professional manner.
As a company, Knighton have carried out work for Conservation Agencies all across the UK. For the last few years we have been working on the Nature Improvement Area project in the South Downs National Park. We work extensively for the National Trust and for The Forestry Commission, and have managed thousands of acres of rhododendron eradication.
We have also worked extensively for private clients whose estates contain SSSIs or AONBs. In the course of this work we manage ancient woodlands, carry out quarry site reinstatement work, and manage heathland on Dorset’s Heritage Coast.
Conservation Clients include
Dorset Wildlife Trust
South Downs National Parks Authority