The need for pondscape recovery
We’re continuing our work to identify and locate ponds that have been lost over the last 100+ years.
These ponds sometimes show up on historic maps, although many do not. We’ve been working with The Environmental Partnership to map current and historic ponds. They’re putting together a dataset showing where ponds are currently present in the landscape, what their current condition is, and how they can be improved.
Where the conditions are right, we want to restore these ‘ghost’ ponds and put them back into our landscape. To do this, we’ll need to dig down to the original pond bed and watch as it springs back into life. Where this has happened before it has allowed for plants that have not been seen for hundreds of years to come back to life.
We’re close to completing our mapping, and you can find out more about our work with The Environmental Partnership here.