Historic buildings and landscapes are important sites for nature conservation. They provide significant areas of multi-functional open space such as parkland, orchards, gardens, scheduled ancient monuments and listed buildings that are valuable habitats and resources for plants and animals. Working at historic sites requires care and consideration to the conservation of the buildings and features as well as the wildlife.
Pure Ecology has acquired specialist knowledge of biodiversity and nature conservation associated with historic landscapes and listed buildings. We can offer botanical expertise with grassland plant communities in ancient meadows and traditional orchard management. Listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments provide shelter for bats and barn owls and we have acquired a thorough understanding on how these protected species use these sites during the course of studies on historic houses, churches, traditional barns and castles. Due to our geographic location near the Welsh Borders and Gloucestershire, we have the opportunity to specialise in projects such as Welsh castles, Cadw sites, Cotswold stone barns and the black-and-white timber framed buildings in Herefordshire. Our associates at Windrush Ecology regularly provide ecological services for Blenheim Palace and collaborate with Pure Ecology when delivering specialist surveys such as tree climbing and bat roost assessment.