Call Us 01823 652425

enquiries@firstecology.co.uk

Reptiles

reptile

 

Reptile survey

 

  • Artificial refuge presence / likely absence surveys
  • Artificial population size class assessments
  • Monitoring surveys

 

Impact assessment

 

  • Identification of potential direct and indirect impacts, both at the site level and in a wider perspective: risks of disturbing, injuring or killing reptiles, 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.

 

Licences

 

Preparation of licence applications to permit otherwise unlawful acts in relation to sand lizard and smooth snake.

 

Mitigation

 

  • Precautionary working method statements
  • Tool box talks
  • Ecological clerk of works
  • Capture and translocation of reptiles including destructive searches and habitat manipulation.
  • Receptor site selection
  • Habitat design plans including hibernacula, refuges, basking sites and beneficial planting and landscaping schemes
  • Mitigation management plans