Habitats created on quarried land provide an important new source of support for sustainable development. New understanding will arise from integrated study of the potential for habitats created at quarry sites to deliver biodiversity gain and ecosystem service provision. Warmwell airfield is an excellent site on which to conduct such an investigation as a wide range of grassland, wood, scrub and pond habitats have been created at the site. It is also adjacent to a local community which could gain health and well-being benefits from being able to access the site. The aim of the project is to evaluate the contribution made by different habitats created at the site to key aspects of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provision and communicate the new understanding gained to all interested parties.
Crossways, Dorchester, Dorset
Rehabilitation & habitat research
Quarry Life Award 2012