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Ecological Contracting

We offer a complete ecological service including survey and assessments, mitigation strategies, ecological management plans and protected species capture and translocation. From erecting bat boxes to habitat creation, we can manage and install a range of practical and cost-effective protected species and habitat mitigation solutions that will also maximise biodiversity on your site. All of our habitat management team are licensed to work with a range of protected species, are Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) certified and hold relevant NPTC, PAL and CITB tickets.

We can provide ecological supervision and inspection of works, Ecological Clerk of Works services, and habitat and protected species specific mitigation, including:

 

Vegetation

  • Site preparation and sensitive vegetation clearance
  • Grassland management
  • Enhancement works including tree planting
  • Habitat management including woodland, scrub, hedgerows and ponds

Bats

  • Supply and erection of bat boxes
  • Destructive search including supervision of roof stripping by hand
  • Toolbox talks for contractors and other site workers

Otter

  • Artificial holt creation

Badger

  • Sett closures via installation of badger-proof fencing, incorporating badger gates
  • Sett closures via installation of one-way gates directly to sett entrances with associated meshing
  • Artificial sett creation

Hazel Dormouse

  • Hazel dormouse habitat clearance
  • Supply and erection of hazel dormouse boxes

Water Vole

  • Bank vegetation clearance
  • Artificial burrow creation

Birds

  • Vegetation clearance
  • Supply and erection of bird boxes
  • Toolbox talks for contractors and other site workers
  • Nesting bird checks

Reptiles

  • Installation of drift and exclusion fencing, and pitfall traps
  • Destructive search including hand searching
  • Hibernacula creation

Great Crested Newt

  • Installation of drift and exclusion fencing, and pitfall traps
  • Destructive search including hand searching
  • Hibernacula creation
  • Pond creation

Invertebrates

  • Supply and erection of insect nest boxes
  • Installation of log piles and log pyramids

 

For more advice on mitigation solutions or how to improve a site for wildlife, please call 02380 261065 to discuss with one of our ecologists which kind of service you might require, or email info@ecosa.co.uk and we will get in touch. You can also read more about developing biodiversity in the Other Services section of our website.