The survey season is kicking off and now is the time to be on top of your field assessment requirements. The production of the new Water Vole Mitigation Guidance in 2016 helped provide greater clarity for those undertaking Water Vole surveys. Formely a single visit was the sole requirement however the latest guidance advocates two visits, the first in Spring and the second in late-summer/early-autumn.
We have substantial experience in surveying Water Voles and other aquatic species such as Otter and can even supplement standard field surveys with camera trap monitoring of potential sites, as well as using cameras to help with mitigation monitoring.
If we can help with your survey requirements then get in touch