Other Surveys / Site Work

Crestwood can undertake a range of other surveys and site work, including, but not limited to:

a) National Vegetation Classification (NVC);

b) Hedgerow Surveys;

c) Invasive Floral Species Surveys

d) Monitoring Surveys;

e) Protected and Notable Species Translocations; and

f) Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW).

a) National Vegetation Classification (NVC) Surveys

NVC surveys can be undertaken by our FISC Level 4 Ecologists and include the use of several quadrats taken from each broad habitat stand.

The optimal time to carry out NVC surveys is April-September (inclusive).

Assessment of results are undertaken using the Modular Analysis of Vegetation Information System (‘MAVIS’) to analyse habitat communities, in line with standard guidance.

b) Hedgerow Surveys

A full and detailed Hedgerow Survey is undertaken using the Hedgerow Regulations 1997. The survey includes assessment of hedgerows including features, species, connectivity and associated features to determine level of importance.

c) Invasive Floral Species Surveys

A visual assessment of plant communities at a site to determine the presence and extent of invasive floral species, including, but not limited to Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam, giant hogweed and New Zealand pygmy weed.

d) Monitoring Surveys

Our Ecologists have experience undertaking monitoring surveys for a range of protected and notable species and habitats. Monitoring surveys can be used to inform EPS / development licence applications, as well as post development monitoring planning / licence conditions.

e) Protected and Notable Species Translocations

Crestwood have experience undertaking protected and notable species translocations including, but not limited to, great crested newt, reptiles and roman snails.

f) Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)

Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) can be undertaken in line with appropriate species / habitat method statements and management plans, as part of licence or planning conditions, for species such as birds, bats, great crested newt and reptiles.