Pond Creation Toolkit
Creating countryside ponds for wildlife
The Pond Creation Toolkit includes factsheets to freely download.
If you are a landowner or manager and want to create ponds, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve used our years of experience and research to bring you evidence-based advice on creating ponds that make a real difference for freshwater wildlife.
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Some of the Pond Creation Toolkit resources are also available in Welsh.
Factsheets one to eight provide the best practice principles of clean water pond creation, such as location, design, project planning and implementation.
Dealing with issues such as birdstrike, planning permission, and ponds in public access areas.
Technical information on creating ponds specifically for over 40 pond-associated BAP species, based on their ecological requirements.
BAP species lists
Specifically targeted at pond creation on mineral sites.