Invasive Species Surveys and Monitoring
A number of plant and animal species can cause serious problems in our environment. Invasive Species Surveys may be required as a result of completing the NI Biodiversity Checklist. Invasive species can be spread very easily and may compromise the structural integrity of buildings or the success of landscaping projects. Causing these species to spread is prohibited under The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order and can result in financial penalties and delays to your project. It is therefore vital that appropriate surveys take place to ensure that your project remains within the law and on schedule.
Our ecological consultants are experienced in all aspects of invasive species surveying and monitoring methods to ensure compliance with planning requirements, to meet research needs, and to inform impact assessments and conservation management. We can advise on the types of surveys required and their timings and can provide guidance on best practice mitigation measures and effective design solutions.
Our ecologists are experienced in the surveying and management of all types of invasive species including Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Curly Waterweed, Parrots Feather and Giant Hogweed. We produce tailored invasive species management plans and can save you time and money through innovative management and eradication techniques.
All our surveys and monitoring activities are conducted in accordance with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Guidelines and in accordance with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) specific survey requirements.
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