MONITORING & MANAGEMENT
Monitoring the success of mitigation and enhancement schemes is often a condition of the licences or the planning permissions granted. We undertake ongoing monitoring surveys for a wide variety of sites, helping projects to become and stay compliant.
Monitoring varies between species, the levels varying depend upon population sizes and individual site-specific requirements. We regularly monitor artificial habitats which may include dormouse boxes, artificial badger setts, reptile translocation receptor sites, nesting and breeding bird boxes, bat boxes and much more. Each survey is designed to determine the success of the specific habitat created for, protected species or other features identified during the design phase.
The mitigation monitoring will be designed to focus on key features within past and current habitat, this requires management, a key part of a mitigation strategy. This monitoring may range from maintaining an artificial habitat through to vegetation management, planting and clearance. Our experienced and professional team manage and undertake landscaping works to ensure the success of your mitigation. All team members have the necessary qualifications and relevant health and safety training for the projects.
Monitoring results establishes both short and long-term recommendations for the site to ensure the ecology is economically managed now and in the future. The information obtained is used to assist in developing nationwide core strategies for ecology, development of green infrastructure and may even be showcased as a good example.