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
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Survey, Advice, Impact Assessment, Restoration Design

Onshore Wind

Specialist Advice, Impact Assessment, Mitigation Advice & Public Inquiry
Solar Farm

Solar Energy

Specialist Ecological Advice, Feasibility Studies, Surveys & Mitigation
Bodiam Castle

Built Heritage & Historic Landscapes

Protected Species Advice, Site Management & Training

Protected Species

Advice, Survey, Mitigation, Licensing & Assessment
Dr Peter Shepherd

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Expert Witness Advice, Public Inquiries & Hearings
Short-eared owl


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

Phase 1 & Botanical Survey

Phase 1 Habitat Survey, NVC Survey, Mitigation, Translocation
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Survey, Assessment, Advice, Mitigation & Management

Ecological Impact Assessment

Screening & Scoping, Survey, ES Chapters & Design Input

Using drones for ecology: moving towards best-practice guidance

In the third of a series of articles that looks at the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones for ecological survey, BSG Ecology Partner Steve Betts discusses guidelines for ecologists to ensure that this technology is used appropriately.

BSG achieves SMAS health & safety accreditation

BSG Ecology is pleased to announce that once again it has successfully achieved accreditation under the SMAS Worksafe Scheme.

Thermal Imagery of Greater Horseshoe bats in Devon

BSG Ecology are currently working on several projects in Devon that involve the use of thermal imaging cameras to monitor greater horseshoe bats . Ecologist Helen Simmons visited Berry Head National Nature Reserve to film greater horseshoe bats emerging from a known roost.