Bat surveys are likely to be required if a proposed activity will impact buildings, meadows, grasslands, pasture, parkland, hedgerows, scrub, watercourses, woodland or trees….bat survey trigger list
Preliminary roost assessment
Tree habitat suitability
Roost dusk emergence and pre-dawn re-entry surveys
Bat activity surveys comprising transects and automated detector surveys
Tree climbing bat surveys
Endoscope bat surveys
Hibernation roost visits
Dropping DNA analysis
Capture using harp traps, mist nets and hand-held nets.
First Ecology will design a proportionate mitigation strategy in consultation with appointed project specialists to enable to the proposed development to proceed.
Ecological clerk of works
Post development monitoring
Bat box supply and installation
Habitat management, creation and enhancement