Rough poppy is a rare arable weed that occasionally turns up on building sitesabitat surveys provide essential baseline information about a site's ecological interest and allow assessment of the likely impacts of development on the ecology of the site and adjoining habitats.

Ecology Services provides a full range of habitat assessments from 'ecological health checks' and Phase 1 habitat surveys through to detailed National Vegetation Classification (NVC) assessment. We are also able to undertake species specific surveys and have particular expertise in rare plants including those listed under Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) and those listed in the British Red Data Book and Scarce Plants Atlas.

Our habitat and plant survey specialisms include:

  • Phase 1 Habitat Surveys.
  • Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys and National Vegetation Classification The pasque flower is confined to England and is found on shallow calcareous soils(NVC) surveys and mapping of:

    Grasslands
    Heathlands
    Woodlands
    Wetlands
    River Corridors
    Estuaries

  • Environment Agency River Corridor and River Habitat Surveys.
  • Rare plant surveys and monitoring including the production of species action plans and the implementation of translocation exercises.
  • Hedgerow surveys undertaken in accordance with the Hedgerow Regulations (1997).
  • Design of habitat creation and restoration schemes to compensate for the potential impacts of development.
  • Data trawl exercises to identify existing information held by specialist bodies and biological records centres.
  • Survey and advice on the eradication of controlled weeds that are listed under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981), including Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica.

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