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.


Protected Species

Advice, Survey, Mitigation, Licensing & Assessment
Common pipistrelle


Advice, Survey, Mitigation, Licensing, Assessment & Training
great crested newt

Great Crested Newts

Survey, Mitigation, Licensing, Habitat Creation, Research & Training
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

Freshwater Ecology

Habitat Assessment, Macro-Invertebrate Survey, Analysis & Advice
Golden Plover Wind Farm

Thermal imaging survey for ecology

Thermal Imaging Survey, Nocturnal Birds and Bats & Post-Processing Data Analysis

Ecological Impact Assessment

Screening & Scoping, Survey, ES Chapters & Design Input
Natterers bat

Natural England Low Impact Bat Class Licence

BSG Ecology Partner Steven Betts is now a Registered Consultant, and is therefore able to rely on the Natural England Low Impact Bat Class License for sites that have been registered.
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Bat Mist Netting Training, Wiltshire

Six ecologists from BSG Ecology joined Dr Ian Davidson-Watts for a training event that also contributed to a (Natural England licenced) long-term monitoring project at a protected hibernation and swarming site in Wiltshire.

Bats at Sea: Look North interview

BSG Ecology’s bat migration research recently featured on both BBC Radio Humberside and the BBC Look North regional news programme