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Ecological Surveys and Monitoring: Ecological Surveys Overview

Richard Green Ecology offer a comprehensive range of ecological surveys for planning and development, as well as habitat management and conservation purposes.

We cover all plant and animal groups. Surveys are undertaken in accordance with standard ecological survey methodologies.

Habitat surveys include:

  • Phase I and Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey
  • National Vegetation Classification (NVC)
  • Botany – including higher and lower plants
  • Rivers (River Corridor Survey and River Habitat Survey)
  • Hedgerow survey and assessment
  • Building and tree surveys for bats and other protected species

Protected species surveys include:

  • Badgers
  • Hazel dormouse
  • Otters and water voles
  • Breeding and wintering birds, including barn owl and cirl bunting
  • Reptiles and amphibians, including great crested newt
  • Invertebrates, including white-clawed crayfish
  • Invasive plants, e.g., Japanese knotweed

Please refer to our ecological survey calendar for when surveys can be undertaken.

We also provide advice when protected species may be an issue, including:

  • Legal compliance and licensing
  • Mitigation design, including species translocation and site management
  • Programming of construction work

We hold Confined Space Entry and Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue qualifications, allowing us to enter underground sites and structures and climb trees to survey for bats. We also hold CSCS cards for entry onto construction sites.


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