Where a reptile survey is warranted, AEcol offer competence in the survey of all species, using appropriate methods, such as:

Artificial refuge survey and
Habitat searches

Our survey team is licensed by Natural England to survey for smooth snakes Coronella austriaca and sand lizards Lacerta agilis, but our competence doesn’t end with surveillance alone; we have also designed and implemented a wide range of strategies for the management of all species of reptiles 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 reptiles are unexpectedly discovered within operational areas. If required, we can liaise with relevant statutory bodies such as Natural England 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.