- 26th October 2021
- Posted by: Dom Senior
- Category: News
We are incredibly proud to have won the Consultancy of the Year (Medium) award at this year’s Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management Awards (CIEEM).
Recognising consultancies that deliver high quality ecological services whilst being an exemplar employer and advocate for the profession, this award is a fantastic achievement for everybody at JBA.
“Everyone at JBA is incredibly proud of this achievement, which is the result of the hard work and dedication of all team members across our UK and Ireland offices. The team is thrilled that our high calibre work on a range of exciting ecological and environmental projects has been recognised by this prestigious award.” Principal Ecologist, Laura Thomas.
Over the past year our ecology teams have worked on a variety successful of projects, and the judging panel highlighted our Sands of Life Project for Natural Resources Wales and our Ecological Restoration Plan for Growing Goss, Cornwall as stand-out examples of our work.
Sands of Life – Natural Resources Wales
Our Sands of Life project involves the monitoring of habitats and species as part of a major dune restoration scheme across Wales.
As part of this project, we established a botanical baseline at eight dune sites before the restoration work could commence. This involved recording all vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens and algae, as well as surveying other species including Sand Lizard and Great Crested Newt to ensure interventions could be moved away from sensitive locations. The outcomes of these surveys have been used to identify targeted interventions to improve biodiversity on a site-by-site basis.
Growing Goss Ecological Restoration Plan
The Growing Goss project saw our team develop a restoration plan for Goss Moor an area of unenclosed upland in an area of flat relief in the headwaters of the River Fal in Cornwall. The restoration plan looks to re-naturalise the headwaters of the River Fal where historic artificial drains and canalised channels have damaged wetland habitats. Over the course of our work the scheme will restore hydrological conditions and improve the condition of SAC and SSSI features.
We were delighted to be able to attend this year’s award ceremony and join the celebration of what has been an outstanding year of ecology work. A very well done to all award winners and nominees at this year’s awards.
Want to know more?
For more information about the 2021 CIEEM Awards visit the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management awards page.
Download the 2021 Award Ceremony Brochure here for more information about our Sands of Life and Growing Goss projects, as well as details of the night’s other big winners.