Working closely with the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust & Natural England, we delivered a high value and technically complex channel widening scheme at Wheldrake Ings.
The work consisted of clearing a number of overhanging trees and cutting/lifting significant amounts of encroaching vegetation along a 2km length of the lower Derwent, to help improve water conveyance.
Works included large-scale tree and vegetation clearance, the creation of wildlife habitats and hibernaculas, enhancement and access improvement works to the footbridge, repairs and improvement works to the riverside footpaths and fishing platforms and the installation of seating areas. ATM also provided ecological survey support and provision of ecological supervision and monitoring of ongoing works. We utilised long reach, low ground pressure excavators mounted with tree shears. These machines enabled large amounts of vegetation to be cleared safely and quickly whilst keeping our workforce away from the water’s edge and protecting the environmentally sensitive habitat.