In 2019 we shared our plans to introduce rewilding across North Somerset. This means we will be creating new habitats to enable wildlife to flourish as well as helping to address climate change.
We have planted trees and in some areas are now letting the grass grow longer. Both of these activities will help more plants, insects, and mammals to flourish helping to improve biodiversity.
We have focused our plans on areas of grass that are closely mown every few weeks. This is called amenity grass. We manage around 2.5 million square metres of amenity grass.
We are not rewilding to save money – we are doing it to enhance the benefits of our natural environment for our residents and wildlife.
We have been introducing areas since winter 2019/20 with the final trees planted winter 2021/22 and final tall grass areas introduced summer 2022.