Alde-Ore Future for Wildlife Orford Ness and Havergate Island

The National Trust and RSPB have been jointly awarded a LIFE+ Nature grant from the European Union to further improve the management of Orford Ness and Havergate Island for birds and habitats that are priorities for conservation across Europe.  Target bird species include Redshank, Avocet, Ruff and Sandwich Tern, Spoonbill, Golden Plover and Little Tern, and priority habitats are coastal lagoons, vegetated shingle and strandline plant communities.

The main aim of the project on Orford Ness is to establish a functional, efficient and sustainable system of ditches, water controls, pumps and sluices to enable long-term water management of the marshes.

The main aim of the project on Havergate Island is to design and install new sluices, designed to the optimal location, flow rates and capacity to maintain target salinities and water levels.  Also, to re-profile and create new radial islands by re-distributing the spoil bank and consolidating the small heavy eroded islands into larger radial islands.

The National Trust and RSPB have been jointly awarded a LIFE+ Nature grant from the European Union to further improve the management of Orford Ness and Havergate Island for birds and habitats that are priorities for conservation across Europe.  Target bird species include Redshank, Avocet, Ruff and Sandwich Tern, Spoonbill, Golden Plover and Little Tern, and priority habitats are coastal lagoons, vegetated shingle and strandline plant communities.

The main aim of the project on Orford Ness is to establish a functional, efficient and sustainable system of ditches, water controls, pumps and sluices to enable long-term water management of the marshes.

The main aim of the project on Havergate Island is to design and install new sluices, designed to the optimal location, flow rates and capacity to maintain target salinities and water levels.  Also, to re-profile and create new radial islands by re-distributing the spoil bank and consolidating the small heavy eroded islands into larger radial islands.

These projects have involved the design and construction of saline water storage reservoirs and lagoons, water control structures within the site and in coastal tidal embankments, new and refurbished sluices, scrapes, ditches, re-landscaping earthworks and embankment repairs.

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