The Rixton Clay Pits Project wil create a habitat corridor, clearing trees, scrub and other vegetation, linking two important but isolated Special Areas of Conservation.
Increasing the area of wet grassland by 1.3 hectares and linking the sites will combine to safeguard the Great Crested Newt Population with the addition of dams for water retention.
By improving the public access to desired areas, the visitor experience will be improved without harming the Great Crested Newt population.
To maintain the projects long term sustainability conservation grazing will be increased. Using rare native breeds of sheep to manage the grassland and meadow areas.
- 1.3 ha of species rich wet grassland fen improved
- 170 m wide habitat corridor opened
- Two ponds created