What do I need to know about Protected Species Surveys?
Detailed protected species surveys may be required if the Initial Ecological Survey or Preliminary Roost Inspection finds evidence of such species, or if the habitats / buildings site are found to have high suitability for such species
Further surveys may be required for one or several species groups, dependent on the habitats present and location of the site.
We can undertake targeted ecological surveys for the following protected species groups and habitats, and we will provide you with a detailed quote as to which species groups will require further investigation;
What species are included in this survey?
- Bats (more information below)
- Small mammals
Timing of Surveys
All of our protected species surveys follow the relevant best practice guidelines that the States of Jersey Department of the Environment require us to follow. As such, these targeted protected species surveys can only be undertaken at certain times of the year when the species suspected are active, typically between April and October.
What About Costs?
Costs will entirely depend on the species group / groups that require further survey, in line with the best practice guidelines the States of Jersey Department of the Environment require us to follow. A detailed quote and breakdown will be provided and discussed with you.
Ecological Survey Calendar for different protected species groups
Generally these surveys can only be undertaken in the months highlighted below (see attached calendar for further species specific advice). It is therefore imperative that you commence your ecological survey as early on in the Planning process as possible to prevent delays!Download