In recent years a number of high-profile legal cases have highlighted the importance of air quality when considering mechanisms whereby development can impact on ecological features. These cases include Wealden District Council v Secretary of State EWHC 351 (which considered air quality impacts on Ashdown Forest SAC and established the requirement to consider ‘in combination’ effects for all relevant plans and projects)
BSG Ecology Senior Ecologist Kate Rooney presented a guest lecture on Ecological Consultancy to undergraduate students at Oxford Brookes University in January 2021. This was the fourth annual lecture that Kate has provided for the students, who are all final year undergraduates, and the first to be delivered online.
The scope of work for wind farm proposals in Scotland often includes surveys for range-restricted mammals including Scottish wild cat, red squirrel and pine marten. Assessment of habitat quality, searches for field signs and camera trapping are all routinely undertaken to inform presence/absence.
BSG Ecology is thrilled to announce wins in both the Medium Scale Consultancy and Large Scale Mitigation Project categories at the annual Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) awards ceremony last night.
During 2020 BSG Ecology and Arup have collaborated to provide training in dormouse survey and monitoring for staff working towards licences.
This footage of Bechstein’s bats at a tree roost in Gloucestershire was captured by BSG Principal Ecologist Gareth Lang.