Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 27/01/2011

Water vole and its habitat are protected and as such are a key consideration when planning and undertaking any works affecting aquatic habitat, be it conservation, maintenance, management or development works.  This Blog considers the legislation and processes involved to ensure that works can be undertaken and has been split into two parts:

Part 1: Legal Considerations and Planning Works; and,

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 19/01/2011

Ecosulis held an internal Blog writing competition in November 2010 and we would love your help in choosing a winner!  This competition was for Blogs written in November 2010 (uploaded November and late December 2010) and you will be able to vote until 31 January 2011.

All you need to do to participate is to read the Blogs and select your three favourite.  The results of this questionnaire alongside the number of unique hits on the specific webpages will be used to identify a winner.  The winner will be announced at the beginning of February 2011.

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 14/01/2011

Developments that are likely to significantly affect a badger groups territory (for example direct habitat loss or severance) or cannot avoid damage or destruction of an important sett are likely to require baitmarking surveys to inform mitigation.  This Ecosulis Blog considers when baitmarking is necessary and outlines the process involved in completing this work, including an outline of the timing implications associated with seasonal constraints, the planning system and licensing process in respect to badgers.