Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

Water Voles: Protection, Surveying and Reintroduction

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Protection Water voles are fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and are a priority UK Biodiversity Action Plan (JNCC, 2008) species. Despite being categorised as “least concern” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN, 2016), water voles are a significant part of riparian ecosystems.  As well as […]

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30 Days Wild Challenge, Lavender Pot

30 Days Wild Challenge

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Success I am delighted to announce that I have successfully complete the 30 Days Wild Challenge, which was held throughout June 2019.  The Wildlife Trusts have run this UK-wide event for five years now.  Their aim is to inspire people to do something wild every day for 30 days, whether for a few seconds or […]

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British Tree Cover in the Future

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British tree cover could look very different by the end of the century.  If the world’s average temperature rises by 3 to 4 degrees by the year 2100, as many scientists have warned, the resultant hot and dry summers will kill many British natives.  We need to be proactive in planning ahead, as eighty years […]

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Health and safety certification

EcoNorth’s Health and Safety Status Confirmed

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EcoNorth’s status as a safe and caring company has been officially confirmed. Following on from achieving OHSAS18001:2007 certification in 2018, EcoNorth has recently undergone its annual audit by Ocean Certification.  The purpose of the annual audit is to check that EcoNorth’s systems and processes are not only fully compliant but also demonstrate that continual improvements […]

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Wildlife Trust Consultancies First National Conference, Birmingham

Wildlife Trust Consultancies’ First National Conference

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The first national conference to be held by the Wildlife Trust Consultancies took place on Thursday 28 February 2019 at Maple House in Birmingham.  Approximately sixty people were in attendance including Managing Directors, Ecologists, Field Surveyors and Support Staff. The extent of the consultancies’ collaboration with the Wildlife Trusts and their support for the Trusts’ […]

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Thomas Wilson, Ecology Intern

Greetings from Thomas Wilson, Ecology Intern

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It is no exaggeration that my first few, seemingly very short, weeks working at EcoNorth have been extremely diverse, challenging and most importantly exciting.  As with any new role, I used my initial days in the office familiarising myself with the company’s administration procedures and policy documents, and developing an understanding of my responsibilities as […]

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River bank stabilisation by Thomas Wilson and Angus Walker of EcoNorth

Ecologically Sound River Bank Stabilisation

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As part of EcoNorth’s wide range of ecological services, we are proud to offer practical solutions to habitat management, including cases of stream or river bank erosion.  Where the persistent waterflow is responsible for the removal of bank material and resulting bank subsidence, there are several soft engineering interventions to consider that create and enhance […]

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We Are Hiring a Licensed Bat Ecologist

We Are Hiring a Licensed Bat Ecologist

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Looking for a career delivering dynamic and challenging ecology consultancy across England, Scotland and Ireland?  We are looking to hire an experienced, licensed Bat Ecologist to join the team.  Specifically, we are interested in hearing from those with a relevant degree, a minimum of two years commercial ecology consultancy experience, a passion for bats and […]

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Sandi Davison, PA/Administrator, with Chinstrap Penguins on Half Moon Island, Antarctica

Meet the Team: Sandi Davison, PA/Administrator

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Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the Team’ page comes our mini blog series.  Hear personally from our team members about their roles at EcoNorth and more.  This week, meet Sandi Davison, PA/Administrator. Tell us a bit about yourself I am originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  After venturing down south for a number of years, homesickness brought […]

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Mark Middleton, Senior Ecologist, EcoNorth

Meet the Team: Mark Middleton, Senior Ecologist

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Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the Team’ page comes our mini blog series.  Hear personally from our team members about their roles at EcoNorth and more.  This week, meet Mark Middleton, Senior Ecologist. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m originally from Northumberland and, after a time away in education and various jobs, I […]

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