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

A new threat to UK wildlife?

Many of you will have been reading the stories in the news recently about an increase in unexplained deaths of brown hares and the possibility that Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease or myxomatosis is now infecting them. Dr Diana Bell from the University of East Anglia's School of Biological Sciences has urged members of the public to […]