Habitats & Plants

Many plants and habitats are protected under UK and European law and are included within Habitat Action Plans. It is important, therefore, to fully understand how sites will be affected by future proposals, and to appreciate the implications for future management and monitoring of associated habitats and plants.

Ecosulis is experienced in undertaking all forms of habitat assessment, including Phase 1 habitat surveys and Phase 2 vegetation surveys:

  • Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys
  • National Vegetation Classification (NVC) assessments
  • Species-specific Phase 2 botanical surveys
  • Presence/absence and measurements of species abundance/frequency/density (e.g. Domin, DAFOR)
  • Rapid assessments
  • Hedgerow surveys and assessment
  • Habitat Suitability Index (HSI)
  • River Corridor Surveys
  • River Habitat Surveys