Aliens Invade Bath!

Posted by Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 12/01/2010
Our Entomologist Mike Williams relays some of his experience dealing with the horror (!) of alien species and considers "would a giant spider or a ladybird be a bigger threat to Britain's wildlife?"

Solar panels on roofs - Avoiding potential impacts on birds and bats

Posted by James Tristram BSc (Hons) on 12/01/2010
Impacts on wildlife through the installation of solar panels is unlikely to have significant impacts on wildlife, but may require careful consideration to ensure they do not cause obstruction or disturbance. The Ecosulis team are happy to lend advice on what surveys are required to ensure that any solar installations fall within current wildlife legislation, as well as offering ideas of how best to accommodate birds and bats within the built environment.

Invertebrate survey for UKBAP and Red Data Book species

Posted by Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 12/01/2010
Ecosulis undertakes a range of specialist invertebrate surveys across the UK. On sites of invertebrate interest, good mitigation and conservation schemes depend on the reliable identification of invertebrate species. Once the identifications are complete, Ecosulis is able to put together site-specific recommendations, tailored to the species found and species that may eventually colonise the site. Here is a detailed account of surveys undertaken by Ecosulis of a brownfield site in Wales.

Ways to Minimise Your Ecological Risks

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 11/29/2010
Read this blog to discover how Ecosulis's countryside management and landscaping services can help you to minimise your ecological risks and maximise benefits.

Measuring Biodiversity

Posted by Alan Feest & Cain Blythe on 11/26/2010
During the International Year of Biodiversity one of the key issues that scientists, politicians and decision makers have struggled with is how to effectively monitor, measure and interpret changes in biodiversity, particularly where susceptible, relict and less accessible environments are concerned. This blog introduces Ecosulis’s approach to measuring biodiversity.

Growth and diverse project work for Ecosulis’s EIA and Planning Team

Posted by Rod Ellison on 11/25/2010
Ecosulis EIA has sucessful grown and diversified project work load during the last six months. They are currently very excited to be involved in supporting the development of local PV arrays.

Recent appointment - Providing hydrological and noise expertise to the wind sector

Posted by Rod Ellison on 11/25/2010
Ecosulis was recently appointed to manage hydrogeological and ETSU noise assesment for a six turbine development. Our method for the ETSU assessment was informed by our extensive research into what constitutes a robust assessment. We are confident that the approach adopted will significant reduce consenting risk.

Ecosulis Facilitates Pipeline Diversion in Pembrokeshire National Park

Posted by Rod Ellison on 11/25/2010
Ecosulis EIA and Planning team has assisted Capita Symonds/Wales and West Utilities in obtaining consent from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for a pipeline diversion in Fishguard, Wales. From being appointed Ecosulis obtained the determination from DECC in only eight weeks.

Ecosulis ready to take the next step up the British Standard ladder!

Posted by Suzi Day on 11/23/2010
Ecosulis has long held the ISO standard 9001 but has recently attained ISO 14001 and is in the initial stages of progressing through OHSAS 18001...

Bat Roosts and Development

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) on 11/23/2010
All British species of bats and their places of shelter are protected under UK and European law. It is an offence to kill, injure or disturb a bat or to damage or obstruct access to a place used for shelter or protection by bats. A European Protected Species Licence (EPSL) is therefore required to lawfully undertake development works to a building that is a confirmed bat roost and would otherwise trigger an offence.

Ecosulis still finds time to support local projects even through these hard economic times!

Posted by Kate Hayward on 11/18/2010
Potential options for management of land adjacent to Camden Crescent in Bath are being investigated by a subcommittee of Camden Residents Association. The initial objective is to improve public safety within and around the site.

Ecological Mitigation Success in 2010!

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 11/17/2010
Monitoring undertaken by Ecosulis in 2010 throughout England and Wales has confirmed bats have moved into our bat boxes, great crested newts are thriving in our ponds and reptiles are breeding at our carefully selected and enhanced receptor sites.