ecological consultancy

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Mitigation

jh ecology provides a comprehensive mitigation service throughout the UK and works extensively across core areas of the South-west (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire); the South-east (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, London, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex); and the Midlands (Birmingham, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire).

Mitigation

Reptile mitigation involving construction of reptile hibernacula at Carymoor Environmental Centre in Somerset

We offer a comprehensive mitigation service, from the planning and feasibility stages right through to detailed design and implementation of your project. Working with groundworks contractors we can manage vegetation clearance, supervise installation of exclusion fencing and pitfall traps, along with animal translocation and on-going habitat maintenance and management.

Our mitigation services include:

  • Production of Mitigation Method Statements for both habitats and species.
  • Management and installation of mitigation measures for protected species, including badger, bats, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and water voles.
  • Identification of suitable receptor sites; capture and translocation of animals (i.e. great crested newts and reptiles) for release into new sites.
  • On and off-site design and management of habitat creation and restoration measures, such as the creation of ponds, log piles and hibernacula.
  • Advice on retention and management of sensitive habitats within a site, such as hedgerows and species-rich grasslands.
  • On site ‘tool-box’ talks to site contractors and ecological clerk of works (ECoW).
  • Post-mitigation monitoring.
Bat mitigation showing Schwegler Bat Tube incorporated into converted barn

Schwegler Bat Tube incorporated into barn conversion

Please contact us on mail@jhecology.co.uk or 01823 618 451 for further advice or help.