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.

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Residential & Commercial Development

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

Planning Application Advice, Technical Review, SCAPE
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Minerals

Survey, Advice, Impact Assessment, Restoration Design
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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
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Protected Species

Advice, Survey, Mitigation, Licensing & Assessment
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Expert Witness

Expert Witness Advice, Public Inquiries & Hearings
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Birds

Survey, Analysis & Assessment, Mitigation, Habitat Management & Advice
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Phase 1 & Botanical Survey

Phase 1 Habitat Survey, NVC Survey, Mitigation, Translocation
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Invertebrates

Survey, Assessment, Advice, Mitigation & Management

Ecological Impact Assessment

Screening & Scoping, Survey, ES Chapters & Design Input
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Natura 2000 post Brexit in the UK – Challenges and Opportunities

BSG Ecology Partners Kirsty Kirkham and Peter Shepherd have contributed an article on Natura 2000 post Brexit to the December 2016 edition of DTA Publications’ Habitats Regulations Assessment Journal.

Government announces further Sale of Military Sites – Wildlife Considerations

As reported by the BBC on 7 November 2016, a Government review of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) estate has concluded that ninety-one sites covering an area of approximately 32,500 acres will be released.

What are we looking for in a Graduate Ecologist?

We are regularly approached by students and recent graduates keen to understand the skills they need to pursue a career in consultancy work. The following short article summarises, from our perspective, areas in which some basic experience is likely to be advantageous in securing an ecologist position.