- Nut searches
- Nest tube/box surveys
- Nest searches
- Activity surveys using night vision equipment.
- Monitoring surveys.
- Identification of potential direct and indirect impacts, both at the site level and in a wider perspective: risks of disturbing, injurying or killing dormice, habitat modification, loss, fragmentation or isolation, post development interference impacts and poor data situations or ‘last minute discoveries’
- Quantification of potential impacts in terms of extent, magnitude, duration, timing, frequency, reversibility and cumulative effects.
- Strategic advice on project feasibility
Preparation of licence applications to permit otherwise unlawful acts in relation to hazel dormice.
- Precautionary working method statements, tool box talks, services in ecological clerk of works role.
- Habitat design plans including nest boxes and beneficial planting and landscaping schemes.
- Relocation of dormice to suitable habitat prepared in advance.
- Destructive searches: strip and two phase winter clearance of hazel dormouse habitat.