Whether you require an initial ecological assessment for your site or you are in a more advanced stage and require assistance with European protected species licensing, ecological enhancement or BREEAM; Naturally Wild is here to provide expert advice and assistance to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible. Below are a range of our most requested additional services, however, please do get in contact if you can’t find information on something you require.
Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) play an important role in any Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) package, and is one of the required chapters for an Environmental Statement (ES). EcIA is intended to highlight any significant impacts upon ecological features that may be posed by a large-scale development. The EcIA will make recommendations to avoid significant harm to biodiversity, wherever possible. Mitigation and compensation measures are provided where avoidance of harm is not possible.
Naturally Wild have completed numerous EcIAs across a range of sites, and are capable of providing a range of ecological services to cover all aspects required under EcIA guidelines.
An Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) is often essential for the success of ecological mitigation schemes, and to further reduce potential direct and indirect impacts associated with construction and development works upon on-site or nearby ecological features. It may be a planning condition that an ECoW must be present on site during certain periods of construction (watching brief), or that an ECoW must give a toolbox talk to site staff to highlight the importance of nature-sensitive methods of working. Naturally Wild are able to provide ecological supervision through an ECoW across a multitude of sites, and have experience in working on small and large construction projects, including the highways and rail sectors. Our team of ecologists are aware of the latest legislation & guidance and trained to offer a professional and pragmatic ECoW service, tailored to the requirements of each site visited.
Naturally Wild are competent and qualified in completing the Land Use and Ecology assessment to determine credits attainable as part of the BREEAM scheme. Credits earned in the ecology section can be maximised at a relatively low cost, contributing significantly towards your assessment in a cost-effective way, and boosting the biodiversity of your site at the same time.
Contact our team at an early stage into the BREEAM process to provide a cost-effective way of gaining credits towards your application, with a professional and pragmatic approach. Naturally Wild are happy to get involved at a later stage if you don’t have an ecologist on board, and aim to provide as much guidance and support to ensure that you meet the BREEAM guidelines and receive those attainable credits.