Wildlife-friendly design


Infrastructure includes roads, railways, canals, as well as the rapidly growing energy infrastructure. In general, such structures are unpopular with local residents and they alter landscapes and create barriers for wildlife. Our ecological landscape designers create designs that integrate these objects and measures to reduce the effects of fragmentation.

The first step is to sketch the landscape characteristics, so that the aims are clear. We then create a landscape plan to build upon the characteristics of the environment. Sometimes it is desirable to add additional elements to but we often identify elements that fit in well with the existing landscape.

Landscape elements

Identifying ways that infrastructure can be integrated into the existing landscape can be aided by a line-of-sight study. Sometimes a narrow border around the object will suffice, while other times require careful integration with landscape elements and compensatory measures for wildlife.

Inclusive process

We complete the plan by talking with stakeholders. We take any concerns seriously and discuss the possibilities. This often leads to more acceptance and support for the design. Improvements for wildlife can also be an important driver for support for the plan, as well as improving the quality of the landscape.