Services

RSK BIOCENSUS OFFERS A COMPLETE ECOLOGICAL SERVICE RANGING FROM ADVICE ON THE ACQUISITION OF LAND TO SURVEYS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS THROUGH TO POST-CONSENT LICENSING AND MONITORING.

Ecological Assessments

  • Ecological mapping
  • Options appraisals, due diligence and constraints analysis
  • Scoping studies n Preliminary ecological appraisals (PEA)
  • Ecological impact assessments (EcIA)
  • BREEAM assessments
  • Ecological management plans
  • Public inquiry and expert witness services

 
Protected species surveys, mitigation measures and licensing

We conduct surveys and provide mitigation, compensation and licensing advice for:

  • badger
  • bats
  • dormouse
  • otter
  • pine marten
  • red squirrel
  • water vole
  • birds
  • reptiles
  • great crested newt
  • invertebrates (terrestrial and aquatic)
  • white-clawed crayfish
  • freshwater pearl mussel

Botanical Surveys

  • National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys
  • Hedgerow surveys
  • River corridor and ditch surveys
  • Invasive, non-native plant surveys n Botanical monitoring
  • Rare plant surveys

Aquatic Ecology

  • Aquatic habitat surveys and diffuse pollution walkover surveys
  • Fish health checks and surveys, and fisheries management and stocking advice
  • Fish passage and screening assessments
  • Invasive, non-native species surveys and advice
  • Macroinvertebrate surveys
  • River restoration surveys and advice

International Ecology

With specialists in all the ecological disciplines, we can provide the full range of biodiversity and ecosystem services functions to international best practice standards such as the International Finance Corporation Performance Standard 6, including:

  • ecological baseline surveys
  • biodiversity action plans
  • EcIAs and input to critical habitat assessments
  • method statements for working in sensitive environments
  • due diligence
  • biorestoration design and monitoring
  • rare species translocations
  • long-term ecological monitoring.

Latest News

Managing risks to wildlife from Covid-19 in humans

Widespread infection of the human population with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) raises the possibility that wild animals could become infected and thereafter be a potential source of onward transmission to humans and other animals.  This might not only impact adversely on wildlife health but could also pose a significant threat to the effective […]