Conservation land management advice
Our work includes producing technical management handbooks and materials, running training courses, providing bespoke advice to external bodies and supporting the development of government initiatives to promote wildlife-friendly management. We work with landowners, managers and advisers to achieve the biggest wins for nature. This increasingly includes collaborations with the corporate sector. We work wherever such partnerships can bring about significant positive outcomes for nature.
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The RSPB manages more than 300 man-made islands at its wetland reserves - providing nesting, roosting and loafing sites.
Are you interested in the best way to manage hedgerows for wildlife? These pages can help.
Heathland Extent and Potential (HEaP) maps
We've developed maps that show the potential to rebuild lost heathland heritage.
Managing gorse for wildlife
Compact gorse is ideal for a range of nesting heathland, downland and farmland birds, including the Dartford warbler.
Managing wet scrub
Wet scrub occurs across a range of damp soils. If unmanaged, scrub encroachment into habitats damages wildlife interest.
Scrub on chalk and limestone grassland
Scrub here generally contains a diverse range of shrubs, maximising flowering and fruiting periods.
Although rafts vary in character and design, some basic considerations apply to each.
Land management for bitterns
Throughout the summer, bitterns need large, undisturbed wet reedbeds, with good fish populations.
Land management for nightjars
Nightjars were once much more numerous and widespread than today, but now appear to be recovering.