Ecological Mitigation

Posted by Frances Bennett on 23/02/2016

After two record breaking months this winter with December being the warmest and January the wettest since records began, wildlife has been up to some very strange things these past weeks. There have been records of both flora and fauna exhibiting unseasonable behaviour including the appearance of daffodils as early as the middle of December, hedgehogs remaining active and bats recorded foraging regularly over the Christmas period, when they both should have been deep in hibernation.

 

Posted by Sarah Booley on 22/01/2016
In the final European Protected Species (EPS) Mitigation Licensing Newsletter of 2015, Natural England set out a number of important items including new information, reminders and other useful information which will help with the submission of EPS Licence applications, particularly those relating to bats and GCN.
 

Pre-submission Screening Service (PSS) for Wildlife Licensing

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 24/11/2015

Ecosulis are now offering a Pioneering Pre-Acquisition Rapid Risk Assessment to allow an initial ecological site assessment to be made at the pre-acquisition stage. Ecology can have timing constraints and constraints to layouts, especially where notable habitats or protected species are present. There are too many projects where ecological consultants are brought in at a late stage when the layout has been fixed, and as a result it can be difficult and expensive to change the layout to accommodate ecological mitigation.

Posted by Sarah Booley on 6/05/2014

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society is highlighting the problems hedgehogs face during Hedgehog Awareness Week which aims to let each of us know how we can do our bit to help them out, from raising funds to practical gardening tips. For more information and to find out about events in your local area head to: www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk.

Posted by Jo Neville CEnv MIEEM BSc on 2/08/2011

As construction progresses at the Eastbourne Road development, ecological monitoring of retained and newly created habitats, and protection measures such as fencing continues. This season’s monitoring shows continued use of the ponds on site by great crested newt, and a second successful year for the recently installed bat boxes, which were used by brown long-eared last year, and pipistrelle this year.

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 27/01/2011

Water vole and its habitat are protected and as such are a key consideration when planning and undertaking any works affecting aquatic habitat, be it conservation, maintenance, management or development works.  This Blog considers the legislation and processes involved to ensure that works can be undertaken and has been split into two parts:

Part 1: Legal Considerations and Planning Works; and,