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Ecology Link Services

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We provide an extensive list of in-house ecological survey capabilities.

We also have a number of specialised expert sub-contractors, who support our work, including licensed bird and bat workers.

Download the Ecology Link Capabilities document (PDF 86k).

Survey Calendar

Species surveys are best undertaken at certain times of the year. These times vary according to the species concerned and the type of survey required.

Ecology Link has produced an ecology survey calendar as a guide to when the different surveys can be undertaken. This can vary slightly according to when the different seasons occur and therefore when animals come in and out of hibernation or lifecycle stage.

If you have a specific requirement, please call Ecology Link on 01954 231 375 or email info@ecologylink.com. We will be happy to advise.

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Download printable version of Ecology Link Survey Calendar (PDF 2.5MB)

Range of key services

Our range of key services is detailed below. The list is not exhaustive, so if you don’t see the service you require, please get in touch to discuss.

All our key services PDF’s have been UPDATED for 2014

Protected Species Surveys & Mitigation

 

Protected species surveys and mitigation

Amphibians (Great crested newts) (survey March to June): presence or absence surveys, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 381k).

White-clawed crayfish (survey July to October): presence or absence surveys, mitigation design and implementation Download more information (PDF 461k).

Reptiles (survey March to June & September): presence or absence surveys, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 597k).

Birds (breeding survey March-July, wintering survey October-March): surveys, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 501k).

Bats (activity surveys from April-September): surveys, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 752k).

Dormice (nut search from September-December, nest search September-February, box checks March-October): surveys, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 529k).

Water voles (survey April-September): presence or absence surveys, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 791k).

Otters (survey all year, but especially November-February): surveys, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 558k).

Badgers (survey all year, but most active in February-April and September-November): surveys, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 604k).

Invertebrates Protected Species Guidance Note 2014. Download more information (PDF 662k).

Habitat Surveys

 

Habitat Surveys

Botanical Surveys (Phase 1 Habitat Survey, NVC): (survey April to September). Download more information (PDF 501k).

Habitat Creation, Restoration and Enhancement: advice and management plans. Download more information (PDF 465k).

Hedgerow Surveys: Hedgerow (Hedge REGS) assessments. Download more information (PDF 359k).

River Habitat Survey (RHS) and River Corridor Surveys: riverine habitat surveys, assessments and management plans

Tree Surveys

 

Tree Surveys

Tree Surveys to BS 5837: surveys, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 664k).

Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA): surveys evaluating potential constraints and mitigation for any direct or indirect impacts on existing trees.

Veteran Tree Assessments: detailed evaluation based on specialist surveys such as the Veteran Trees Initiative

Ecological Development Services

 

Protected species surveys and mitigation

BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH): surveys, credit assessment, mitigation design and implementation. Download more information (PDF 567k).

Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA): chapter production and co-ordination, including baseline surveys, impact assessment tables and recommendations. Download more information (PDF 355k).

Green Infrastructure: the assessment of the green aspects of developments alongside other services at an early stage. Download more information (PDF 395k).

Co-ordination and Workshops: leading of ecology based workshops for non-specialists, to aid the identification of species and ecological risk.

Address

Ecology Link Ltd
61 Middlewatch, Swavesey
Cambridge, CB24 4RW, UK

Telephone: 01954 231 375
Mobile: 07506 703 540 (Jonathan)
Mobile: 07917 208 040 (Helen)