Protected Species Survey and Advice
LUC ecologists undertake a range of protected species surveys across the UK, and hold a number of licences in relation to these. We carry out and manage the following faunal species surveys:
- Herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians including great crested newt)
- Mammals (including bats, badger, otter, water vole, dormouse, hare, red squirrel, wild cat and pine marten)
- Invertebrates (including freshwater pearl mussel)
Our ecologists are highly experienced in the development of protected species mitigation and enhancement solutions, including for protected species licencing. The timely identification of ecological risks is essential to minimising impacts on project programmes and budgets.