Unearth the potential of your natural capital assets
We work with both private and corporate landowners to make a positive impact on the climate and biodiversity through our delivery of innovative solutions
GENERATE VALUE & INCOME
The emerging environmental markets around carbon capture, biodiversity net gain (BNG) and green energy present new commercial opportunities as companies try to find ways to mitigate against the effects their activities have on the natural world.
We will help diversify your land and take advantage of rapidly evolving revenue streams including Woodland Carbon Units and BNG Habitat Units. In addition, we’ll assess the commercial potential for renewable energy generation such as solar farms or battery storage, where desired.
For these projects, we target marginal, low-yielding or derelict, and disused land.
Did you know, woodland creation isn't your only option?
We’re here to support you every step of the way. From measuring the potential of your land assets for natural capital and renewable energy supply, all the way through to securing a financial return.
OUR FOUR PILLARS ENABLE YOU TO CAPITALISE
1. Assess land potential
We start by conducting a Preliminary Ecological Assessment (PEA). This includes a Biodiversity Metric Calculation, consultation with statutory stakeholder groups such as Natural England and the Forestry Commission, culminating in a Site Feasibility Report.
2. Plan site enhancements
Next comes the site registration and design, followed by grant applications for nature-based projects like woodland creation. At this stage, we can also design the positioning of and landscaping around any renewable energy projects.
3. Deliver the project
We’ll order the native saplings and prepare the land for planting. Depending on site characteristics and landowner preference, there may be further site development, including pond restoration, hedge laying, orchard creation and solar panel installation.
4. Ongoing management
Our land management team will carry out ongoing monitoring and maintenance of the site to maximise carbon, wildlife, and community benefits. We’ll arrange for regular independent validation and verification for any environmental credits produced.
Have you heard about Wanderlands Habitat Bank?
We have created an innovative new platform that makes the management of natural capital projects simple, secure, and sellable in the nature markets.
An example of our current quarry restoration project with a commercial landowner
CASE STUDY: WINFORD ROCKS
Working with the below organisations, we are restoring this landfill site with approximately 7 hectares of new native broadleaf woodland and flower meadow creation.
Step 1. Assessing the land potential
We were introduced to the site in 2021 and initial ecology reports demonstrated that woodland creation would be beneficial to the four broad soil types present. Notably, the land assessment also revealed it as a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Step 2. Planning site enhancements
After successful consultations on the SSSI and planting detail with relevant stakeholders, including Natural England, we proceeded to design the site as shown by the sample illustration.
Step 3. Deliver the project
Step 4. Ongoing management
The long-term management and maintenance programme for this site will commence in spring 2023, post-planting.