BSG Ecology has been part of the professional team that has worked to bring forward proposals for the Oxford North development over the last 5 years. We are delighted that the project has now reached the public consultation stage, which started on Friday 23rd June.
We are delighted to announce that BSG Ecology has been awarded the best medium scale ecology consultancy of the year award by CIEEM, the leading professional membership body representing and supporting professional ecologists and environmental managers. The award provides recognition of the technical excellence of BSG’s work, our commitment to developing our staff and our efforts in promoting the profession.
A recent decision by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) has thrown the planning process into a spin and gives rise to an issue that needs resolving before the new NPPF is published. The judgement can be found here.
BSG Ecology is delighted to have been short-listed for two prestigious CIEEM awards; Medium Scale Consultancy of the Year and the Large Scale Mitigation and Enhancement Award.
Britain’s first Swift Awareness week will run from 16-23 June, with events taking place across the country organised by local Swift groups. These events aim to raise awareness of Common Swift and bring a focus to its plight, as well as provide information on how to help the species.
To find an event near you, look on the Swift Awareness map.
We lost a treasured colleague on May 4th this year. Philippa was diagnosed with cancer in July 2017. She’d been doing a good job of ignoring it, as best she could, getting out into the Peak to walk Bridie, her beloved border terrier, and was hopeful for the future. She died after a short spell in St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield.
BSG Ecology will be exhibiting at the All Energy Conference taking place 2-3rd May at SEC Glasgow.
Visit us on Stand K62 to discuss your bat, bird and other ecology issues.
Natural England recently announced the formation of a Bat Expert Panel which is comprised of 10 nationally recognised experts from the academic, commercial and NGO and SNCO sectors. Members of the panel have been selected for their strong track record in bat conservation. BSG Ecology is delighted that Dr Peter Shepherd has been one of the experts invited to be a member of the panel.
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.
The marsh is managed by Natural Resources Wales, and habitats include open water, reed bed, wet woodland and species-rich grassland to the landward side of an extensive area of sand dunes and open sandy foreshore. The entire area is notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
BSG Ecology partner Kirsty Kirkham attended the MPA’s 10th Environment & Mineral Planning Member conference on 28 November 2017 and gave a presentation that focused on Natural England European protected species (EPS) licensing.