Trimley Marsh

Year Implemented

2000

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Orwell Estuary (Suffolk)

Longitude

1.2843

Latitude

51.9821

Habitat(s) Created
  • Mudflat

  • Saltmarsh

Size

16.5 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Compensation

  • Habitat Creation

Project Description Summary

This involved the creation of one breach. As part of this scheme artificial creeks were dug, historic creeks excavated; beneficial use of dredge material (adding 30-50cm layer).

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • Atkinson, P.W., Crooks, S., Grant, A., Rehfish, M.M., 2001. The success of creation and restoration schemes in producing intertidal habitat suitable for waterbirds. No. 425, English Nature, Peterborough, 167p.
  • Royal Haskoning, 2005. Saltmarsh Management Manual. Royal Haskoning, Peterborough, 253p.
  • Wolters, M., Garbutt, A., Bakker, J.P., 2005. Salt-marsh restoration: evaluating the success of de-embankments in north-west Europe. Biological Conservation 123(22), 249-268.


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