We provide training courses.
We do ecotourism trips.
For planning and development…..
We do surveys, reports, impact licences and mitigation.
We assess the botanical interest of habitats.
We conduct follow up surveys:
• DAFOR surveys.
• NVC (National Vegetation Classification) surveys.
• Other transect and/or quadrat surveys.
• Surveys for particular plants.
Mitigation may involve avoiding impacts, transplanting or creating new habitat. A few (rare) plants need a licence to affect them.
Schedule 9 invasive plants
Not just Japanese knotweed or giant hogweed – there are now over 40 species of plant on this list.
It is an offence for any such plant material to leave site without a special licence and/or to cause them to be transplanted into the wild.
Most ecologists don’t know how to identify all these plants, meaning they cannot do their job properly.
We advise on strategies for controlling these plants. We conduct the practical work in exceptional circumstances.