Project Examples

EP Ecology can deliver a wide range of ecological project expertise. This page shows a few examples of recent works that we have completed. Get in touch today to discuss how we can meet your project needs.

A site where a preliminary ecological appraisal was undertaken by EP Ecology, a professional Ecological Consultancy

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, Isle of Arran

EP Ecology completed a preliminary ecological appraisal for a site on the Isle of Arran. Our client requested the survey to accompany a planning application to re-instate a quarry.

Our ecologist undertook a field visit to the island to map phase 1 habitats and look at the suitability of habitats for protected and notable species. We also searched for records of protected species and designated sites online. We delivered a detailed report to inform the client and Local Planning Authority (LPA) of the ecological sensitivities and requirements identified for project progression.

Bat Survey, Dumfries & Galloway

EP Ecology was recently contacted by an individual in Dumfries and Galloway who was looking to undertake some internal renovations to his home. The Local Planning Authority (LPA) had requested a bat survey report to help inform their decision.

Our ecologists delivered this project through a preliminary roost assessment by Erik who is a licensed bat worker which identified low bat roosting potential. A single nocturnal survey was completed by a small team in line with Bat Conservation Trust guidance which identified a small soprano pipistrelle roost in another part of the building. The client was issued a report for the LPA which provided the requirements and recommendations for these, and future works.

A building surveyed for bat preliminary roost assessment which is common practice for ecological consultancy.
A badger sett found as part of ecological consultancy surveys

Protected Species Surveys, Glasgow

EP Ecology was commissioned to provide a protected species survey for a client in Glasgow. The brownfield site was surveyed for evidence of protected and notable species (namely badgers and otters in a small stream). Our experienced ecologists identified two active badger setts within adjacent woodland.

These data were passed to the client who was a larger consultancy who used it to inform development planning and mitigation design.

Peat Depth Surveys, Dumfries & Galloway

in Winter 2020, EP Ecology completed a series of peat depth surveys for a larger multi-disciplinary consultancy at an existing wind farm site in Dumfries & Galloway. The data were required to help the end client design cable routes to avoid traversing deep peat.

A total of 86 points were sampled across two days in very rough weather conditions (there’s a reason there’s a wind farm, there!) Data were then passed to the larger consultancy for reporting and use in design works.

A peat depth probe from an ecological consultancy peatland depth survey of a wind farm in Ayrshire.

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