We have at least 3 million ash trees across the MOD estate, so managing the tree disease ash dieback is a significant objective of our sustainable woodland management and long-term forest planning. Read on to find out more.
Environment and Ecology
On the 3rd December, I attended the annual MOD Sanctuary Awards and as we come to the end of the Year of Green Action, it was a great time to reflect on our responsibility to preserve and nurture our estate.
Amanda Williams, Sustainability Manager at Landmarc Support Services reflects on the positive work that is undertaken across the UK military training estate to conserve some of our most valuable habitats and landscapes.
DIO volunteers recently joined colleagues from the Environment Agency to clear patches of Himalayan Balsam. Read on to find out why this was necessary.
It’s Bees’ Needs Week and I’d like to tell you about the important work that DIO does to protect bees across the Defence estate.
DIO has worked together with the RAF, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Natural England on a pilot project to rescue 60 curlew eggs from RAF airfields in East Anglia.
Archaeology in DIO is unique compared to any other organisation. The MOD owns about 1% of the UK mainland and is responsible for preserving, protecting and maintaining 777 Scheduled Monuments.
DIO worked with partners including Crown Commercial Service and Future Biogas to establish a renewable energy source to power RAF Marham. Read on to find out how it all works.
I started my career as a chartered surveyor in a very conventional way. I followed the advice of my tutors and applied to all ‘big six’ firms I was directed to, and so my journey began.
What has DIO been up to in 2018? Heres our summary of some of the key moments of the year, from the RAF and Royal Navy's new F-35 aircraft landing on our new vertical landing pads for the first time to launching our Commercial Strategy.