The EcoWorks Scheme, piloted in 2019, has been relaunched for a trial running to September 2021.
EcoWorks is a source of advice for members of CIEEM’s Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation Special Interest Group (ERHC SIG) on nature-based solutions for mitigation and adaptation for global heating and the changing climate, as well as biodiversity net gain and actions to deal with the biodiversity crisis.
A panel of volunteers with extensive experience of these topics can provide a rapid personal opinion in response to questions about projects and share knowledge and best practice. This initiative has been developed in response to some of the issues raised by the large number of members of the ERHC SIG who came to the workshop at the Autumn Conference in Manchester in 2017.
EcoWorks covers larger landscape scale projects such as the joining-up of sites envisaged by John Lawton, coastal retreat, rewilding, river engineering (for example, restoration of straightened watercourses to their original landforms and work with beavers).
Full details of the scheme and how you can take part are available on the EcoWorks webpage.