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Training

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  • BCT Artificial Light and Wildlife Symposium 2014

    Thursday April 17th, 2014

    Senior Ecologists Hannah Bilston and David Stiles attended the Artificial Light and Wildlife Symposium, organised by the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT), in March 2014. A wide range of professionals came together to discuss the impacts that humans have on wildlife by the increasing use of artificial light in the night time environment; to hear the latest research on the subject and to look at ways in which the impacts of lighting can be avoided or mitigated.

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  • BS42020_N&V
  • BSG Ecology delves deeply into the new BS42020 Biodiversity – Code of Practice for Planning & Development

    Friday March 14th, 2014

    BS42020 was published in August 2013 and the first requests for ecology work on projects to be compliant with this new British Standard (BS) are starting to come through. BSG Ecology has long operated rigorous in-house standards for all of our work including developing and operating our own technical survey standards manual. As such the publication of a BS covering our work in relation to planning and development is very welcome. As always with anything new there is a need to review and understand the new guidance so that we can be sure we are implementing it effectively and efficiently.

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  • Training for Professionals – Great Crested Newts and Mitigation

    Monday November 4th, 2013

    All over the country long strips of plastic fencing are now a common sight – a sign that an increasing number of ecologists and contractors are instigating great crested newt mitigation schemes. Sound ecological knowledge and evidence-based application of this should inform how professional ecologists go about their business, and underpinning this is their proper training and development.

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  • 4x4 Training
  • Off Road 4×4 Training

    Tuesday August 13th, 2013

    Ecologists Gareth Lang and Rachel Taylor from BSG Ecology’s Monmouth Office, recently went to Whitecliff Off-road Driving Center in Coleford, Forest of Dean to get some industry-standard 4×4 training.

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  • Bats & Trees
  • The thorny question of bats in trees

    Tuesday August 9th, 2011

    Locating bat roosts in trees is challenging. Larger, regularly used roosts can sometimes be more obvious. For example, staining may be visible around the roost entrance hole or, if you are lucky, “chattering” bats may be heard at dusk, just before they emerge. However, roosts can be extremely difficult to find from checks at ground level alone.

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