Habitats and Botanical

Habitats and Botanical

We undertake a Phase 1 survey as well as a more detailed habitat assessment including National Vegetation Classification (NVC) and monitoring of rare plants, habitat mapping, habitat management plans, and habitat translocation, creation, and mitigation design.

Our services include:

  • Phase 1 – the Phase 1 survey method is the most widely used and accepted standard for mapping and assessing large areas of habitat;
  • National Vegetation Classification (NVC) survey and mapping of semi-natural habitats;
  • Our ecologists are trained and experienced in using UKHabs methodology, this has become a core service we provide.
  • surveys and monitoring of plant communities; rare plants and habitats; including aquatic plants;
  • habitat condition assessment;
  • assessment of habitats against national and local designation and conservation criteria;
  • assessment of hedgerows in relation to the Hedgerow Regulations 1997) and using the DEFRA Hedgerow Survey Handbook approach;
  • habitat mapping and assessment for Biodiversity Net Gain Metric Calculations and BREEAM assessment;
  • preparation of habitat management plans and advice on the management and conservation of habitats and plants;
  • design of and site supervision of habitat translocation and creation; and
  • survey and management of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) plants including Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam, giant hogweed, New Zealand pygmyweed, and water fern.

Need more information on our services, please get in touch.