There’s a Grouse loose about this House

The Environment Partnership believes in supporting sustainable development and for the last two decades our work has helped conserve and enhance both the natural and built environment. We work collaboratively with developers and land owners across the private and public sectors, helping them to consider and incorporate our expert advice into their plans.

Protecting the environment’s future is not just what we do but who we are and our staff are central to this ideology. They share their passions and push the company to grow, which we have benefited from in many ways. They helped us some years ago to become one of the first companies in the UK to become carbon neutral.  They’ve dedicated over 300 hours this year alone to help local green projects and continually raise awareness of causes close to their hearts, such as the persecution of Hen Harriers or leading bat walks in the community.

Even this week TEP’s Environmental Planning team spent a day volunteering in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  They worked on a site high up on Moel Famau, clearing trees from the heather moorland.

Guided by a ranger and project officers from a ‘House for a Grouse’, various types of conifers were felled with hand tools, dragged to a controlled fire and burned. This essential work is part of their efforts to increase habitat for black grouse.  The ambition is that heavy and hardy grazing cattle will be introduced to keep the heather moorland at the optimum state for black grouse to thrive.

The team had a fantastic day appreciating the great weather and wonderful scenery, whilst being able to clearly see the difference they were making; they may have even enjoyed a baked potato or two cooked on the fire!

We are proud of our staff and everything they help us to achieve and hope their enthusiasm inspires others to continue to care about where they live.

 

For more information on the “House for a Grouse” project visit: http://www.clwydianrangeanddeevalleyaonb.org.uk/black-grouse/