Our Principal Ecologist, supported by a Senior Ecologist and a number of Assistant Ecologists have extensive experience of species surveys, in particular for bats, GCN, Badger, Barn Owl, Reptiles, Otter and Water Vole. They are also skilled in compiling and managing mitigation licences for bats, GCN and badgers.
Wildscapes’ ecologists are well practiced in undertaking initial preliminary roost inspections, designing nocturnal surveys and leading nocturnal bat surveys. Our Principal Ecologist has been the named ecologist on 20 Natural England European protected species licences from 2011 to date relating to Common pipistrelle, Soprano pipistrelle, Brown long-eared, Daubenton’s and whiskered bats. His licences have covered works to small roosts, maternity colonies and hibernation roosts and he is also a registered Bats in Churches consultant.
Conservation Contracts & Land Management
Our team have extensive experience of estate management, including the development and implementation of management plans for farmland, landscaped areas, ancient semi-natural woodland, lakes, ponds and streams. With a practical knowledge of various land management approaches, our senior staff have led numerous teams to deliver landscaping projects, invasive weed eradication, habitat management and grounds maintenance.
Within the team we have a number of qualified ECoW and surveyors for invasive species, experienced in herbicide treatment, and the cutting and excavation of invasive weeds. Fully versed in the legislation for invasive species removal, Wildscapes has an in depth knowledge of codes of practice and health & safety within this sector.