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Protected Species Surveys

Barn Hill Ecology are experienced in undertaking a number of protected species surveys

including:

Please get in touch to discuss your project or for a no-obligation quote.

Bat

 

  • Natural England survey licence holder (Class 4)

  • Tree climb and inspect surveys

  • Roost potential surveys

  • Habitat assessments

  • Building inspections

  • Dusk emergence/pre-dawn re-entry surveys

  • Transect/activity surveys

  • Remote detector surveys

  • Harp trapping surveys

  • Bat call/sonogram analysis

 Great crested newt (Triturus cristatus)

 

 

  • Natural England survey licence holder

  • Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) surveys

  • Environmental DNA (eDNA) surveys

  • Presence/likely absence surveys - bottle trapping, torch survey, netting, egg search, refuge search

  • Mitigation - habitat creation, trapping, translocation and site supervision

 

 

Otter (Lutra lutra)

 

 

  • Habitat assessment

  • Presence/likely absence surveys including restricted access surveys (boat access)

  • Camera trapping surveys

  • Mitigation - otter holt creation/monitoring

 

 

 

Water vole (Arvicola amphibious)

 

 

  • Habitat assessment

  • Presence/likely absence surveys

  • Mitigation: monitoring of burrows, trapping, translocation and site supervision

Reptiles

 

 

  • Habitat assessment

  • Presence/likely absence surveys

  • Mitigation: trapping, translocation and site supervision

 

 

 

 Other surveys

 

Barn Hill Ecology are able to facilitate other ecological surveys via a network of carefully selected sub-consultants. Surveys include:

 

  • Bird surveys: vantage point, breeding and wintering walkover surveys

  • Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) surveys

  • White-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) surveys

  • National Vegetation Classification (NVC)/Detailed botanical surveys

  • Invasive/controlled plant species surveys

  • Invertebrate surveys

 Badger (Meles meles)

 

 

  • Habitat assessment

  • Activity surveys and sett monitoring including camera trapping

  • Bait marking surveys / territory mapping

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