BSG Ecology is a leading independent ecological consultancy. We provide a complete ecology service, from fieldwork and baseline survey to impact assessment, biodiversity management, project design and expert witness advice.

Residential & Commercial Development

Survey, Consultation, EcIA, CEMPs, LEMPs, SQEs and BREEAM

Public Sector

Planning Application Advice, Technical Review, SCAPE


Survey, Advice, Impact Assessment, Restoration Design

Onshore Wind

Specialist Advice, Impact Assessment, Mitigation Advice & Public Inquiry

Solar Energy

Specialist Ecological Advice, Feasibility Studies, Surveys & Mitigation

Built Heritage & Historic Landscapes

Protected Species Advice, Site Management & Training

Protected Species

Advice, Survey, Mitigation, Licensing & Assessment

Expert Witness

Expert Witness Advice, Public Inquiries & Hearings


Survey, Analysis & Assessment, Mitigation, Habitat Management & Advice

Phase 1 & Botanical Survey

Phase 1 Habitat Survey, NVC Survey, Mitigation, Translocation


Survey, Assessment, Advice, Mitigation & Management

Ecological Impact Assessment

Screening & Scoping, Survey, ES Chapters & Design Input

Dr Peter Shepherd joins Natural England’s Bat Expert Panel

Natural England recently announced the formation of a Bat Expert Panel (add link) which is comprised of 10 nationally recognised experts from the academic, commercial and NGO and SNCO sectors. BSG Ecology is delighted that Dr Peter Shepherd has been one of the experts invited to be a member of the p...

Peter Newbold granted Water Vole Low Impact Class Licence

BSG Ecology now has two members of its team who benefit from a water vole displacement license - Jim Fairclough in our Hathersage Office working across Derbyshire, the Midlands and Greater Manchester; and Peter Newbold in our Oxford Office working across South-East England.

Oxwich Marsh Ringing Report 2017

Bird ringing has been conducted at Oxwich Marsh by Gower Ringing Group since February 2013. This is co-ordinated by Owain Gabb, a licensed bird ringer and trainer based in our Swansea Office.