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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview BSG Ecology produced a site-wide Habitat Enhancement and Management Plan for Caerphilly Castle. This has enabled Cadw to adopt an approach to development and estate management that will help deliver their obligations under the Wellbeing of Future Generations...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview BSG Ecology has provided ecological survey, planning and licensing support to Bedford Estates to inform the refurbishment of Woburn Abbey and Gardens.  The main ecological issue for the project is roosting bats, and BSG has worked closely with Nick...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview A thermal camera was used by BSG Ecology to determine whether bats were roosting in a bridge over the River Derwent. The results of the survey allowed the provision of robust advice to Derbyshire County Council on the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Natural England required a Parkland Management Plan to inform the feasibility of maximising the biodiversity and heritage value of the historic Brampton Bryan Park, Herefordshire. The plan will from part of a Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship application. BSG Ecology...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background BSG Ecology was commissioned by Cadw to undertake a botanical survey of Chepstow Castle in south east Wales. This revealed a nationally rare plant, known as lobed maidenhair spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes spp. pachyrachis, growing in many places on the castle walls. This...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background BSG Ecology has provided bat consultancy services to the Youth Hostel Association and National Trust on three important projects at Ilam in Derbyshire’s Peak District.  These have  involved the conservation and refurbishment of  Ilam Hall (2008-2010), St Bertram’s...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background Garsington Opera is an annual summer festival founded in 1989 by Leonard Ingrams; until recently it was set within the gardens of his home – Garsington Manor, Oxfordshire. Since 2011 it has been held in Wormsley Park, home of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background BSG Ecology has been providing ecological support and advice to Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, on a number of important projects in Wales since 2007. These have included the conservation and refurbishment of a number of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background Old Beaupre Castle is a medieval manor house, modified during the Tudor period, set in rolling pastoral farmland near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and Grade 1 listed building, and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background Ashridge Estate, which is owned and managed by the National Trust, covers 2,000 hectares of beech and oak woodland, commons and chalk downland nestled in the Chilterns Hills, Hertfordshire. Across the Estate are ponds of varying sizes, many...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background Blenheim Park, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire, is notified a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and comprises an extensive area of ancient oak-dominated pasture woodland and a lake, which is one of the largest areas of open water in...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background BSG Ecology undertakes a wide range of ecology work on estates.  This allows estate managers to align management operations with wildlife legislation, and maximises wildlife conservation gain.  Several examples of work undertaken working alongside Nicholsons Forestry are detailed...