Phase 1 Habitat Survey is the methodology that forms the basis of our Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, but its intended purpose is to record land use and vegetation types over larger areas of countryside. Habitat stands and field boundaries are mapped with a series of target notes used to record more detailed information about more interesting semi-natural features such as woodlands, ponds, unimproved meadows or veteran trees. Such work can be used to provide a stocktake of the ecological condition of a landscape and will highlight within it the areas of greater conservation significance.
The information collected could provide the basis for management planning at a landscape scale, identifying the existing core areas of habitat as well as the key corridors of movement and the most appropriate locations for habitat creation.
If you require a quote please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org including a brief description of what is proposed, timescales and site plans. Alternatively you can contact us in the office on 01621 862986. We can carry out Phase 1 habitat surveys in Essex and surrounding counties, including Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent and London.