Priority & Protected Species Surveys and Mitigation

biT ecologists have a wealth of priority and protected species survey experience including bat survey, amphibian/great crested newt survey, reptile survey, badger survey, and bird survey.

biT's team of award winning ecologists are able to design cost effective mitigation strategies to ensure the effective and timely discharge of planning conditions including:

  • The design of mitigation strategies and site management plans
  • The design of habitat/species monitoring and surveillance programs
  • Providing ecological clerk of works duties during species translocations and habitat creation/restoration works

Bat Surveys

  • Preliminary Roost Assessments of built structures and trees
  • Dusk emergence and pre-dawn return surveys at potential and known roosts
  • Static/Automated Activity Surveys
  • Transect Activity Surveys

Amphibian and Reptile Surveys

  • Great Crested Newt Habitat Suitability Assessments
  • Great Crested Newt eDNA survey
  • Great Crested Newt – Presence/absence surveys
  • Great Crested Newt – Population class assessments
  • Great Crested Newt Strategic Licencing
  • Species Translocation and long term monitoring
  • Reptile presence and absence surveys
  • Reptile species translocation and monitoring

Badger, Water Vole, Otter and Dormouse Surveys

  • Presence/Absence Surveys
  • Water vole habitat and activity mapping
  • Badger Bait Marking
  • Dormouse nest tube/box surveys

Bird Surveys

  • Nesting Bird Checks as part of Ecological Clerk of Works

For more information please contact our team at ecology@bit-group.co.uk or call us on 01952 380 039