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Our ecology team is comprised of specialist staff who can provide comprehensive ecology support tailored to your needs. Our clients require accurate baseline data input to project design in order to secure planning or licence consent, and onsite support during construction.


The team incorporates highly qualified and experienced personnel covering a range of disciplines. We have extensive experience in assessing ecological sensitivities and providing appropriate ecological support, regardless of project size, stage or complexity. We also have capacity to undertake research and develop innovative solutions to address particular problems.
The majority of our team are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) as well as a range of other professional bodies. 

The services we undertake include:

  • Phase 1 and extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys

  • Phase 2 surveys including National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys

  • Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystem (GWDTE) identification

  • Bryophyte surveys

  • Breeding bird surveys        (Common Bird Census and Brown and Shepherd)

  • Intertidal surveys

  • Winter walkover surveys ​

  • Targeted species and vantage point surveys

  • Nesting bird Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)

  • Collision Risk Assessment (CRA)

  • Bird hazard management

  • Mitigation design, technical reporting & management of licensed works

  • BS5837:2012 Tree survey

  • Visual Tree Assessment

  • Arboricultural Impact

  • Assessment (AIA) and Method Statement (AMS)

  • Woodland management planning

  • BS5837:2012 Tree surveys

  • Visual Tree Assessment

  • Arbor-ecology assessment

  • Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA)

  • Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS)

  • Woodland enhancement and management planning

  • Contractor liaison

  • River & Lake Habitat Surveys

  • Wetland management

  • Peatland restoration

  • River restoration

  • Electro-fishing and fish habitat surveys

  • Fresh water macro-invertebrate surveys

  • Aquatic plant surveys

  • Intertidal habitat surveys

  • Ecological constraints reports

  • Options appraisals

  • Scoping studies

  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)

  • Ecological Clerks of Works (ECoW)

  • Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)

  • Invasive non-native species (INNS) management plans

  • Green Infrastructure design

  • Ecosystem Services assessment

  • BREEAM, EcoHomes and Code for Sustainable Homes ecology assessments

Protected & 

Priority Species

Please call your local office to discuss your requirements with a member of the Ecology Team, or alternatively, email us at: