Both the Hazel and Edible dormice are protected under UK law.
Our services offer a full package from initial site inspections through to licensing and mitigation, along with future monitoring, giving our clients a complete service for their project. For further details refer to our additional services.
Our surveys include;
- Visual Inspections
- Nest Tube Surveys
- Nest Box Surveys
- Nut Searches
- Mark Recapture
- Hair Trap Surveys
- Thermal Imagery
Please note that there are seasonal restrictions to some of the surveys listed above, please refer to our calendar for further information.
What We Do
Hazel dormice are a protected species and can be found in a range of habitats including woodlands, rural gardens and hedgerows. Edible dormice are equally protected under law and range the similar habitats however are also a pest species.
Our experienced team guide you through the complete process required from initial assessment, completing any necessary pre-planning surveys, through construction, licensing and mitigation, along with post completion monitoring. We deliver a complete peace of mind package to our clients.
Our work determines the presence or absence of dormice and if present establishes numbers use a site. When necessary we can also make recommendations for further surveying, mitigation and licencing.
Our common-sense approach to mitigation aims to avoid, cancel, reduce or offset any impacts from a proposed development, as well as to maintain the species in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We will support any license application required to the statutory body and provide further monitoring if you or any mitigation licence requires this for a site.
All our surveys are carried out by a fully insured, experienced, Natural England licensed dormouse surveyors and comply with the latest guidelines and legislation.
Not all developments require a dormouse licence. Where possible, we look to assess, alter and mitigate to avoid impacts and the subsequent need for a licence. It may be possible to retain this species on site or manage habitat to constrain it from harms’ way.
If a European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) license we can complete any licence application and method statement application for you.