Where amphibian survey is warranted, AEcol offer competence in the survey of all species, using appropriate methods, such as:
All our surveyors hold Natural England licenses to carry out a great crested newt survey, but our competence doesn’t end with surveillance alone; we have also designed and implemented a wide range of strategies for the management of great crested newts both pre-development and during quarry operations.
AEcol see out role as facilitation, and we have a wide range of experience of crisis management. As a result, we can offer sensible, practical advice when great crested newts are unexpectedly discovered within operational areas. If required, we can liaise with relevant statutory bodies such as Natural England and Natural Resources Wales and, having done so, assist the quarry operator to implement a workable solution that removes the potential for legislative conflict with the minimum impact on productivity possible.