EcoNorth's Bat Training Sessions 2021

EcoNorth’s 2021 Bat Training Sessions

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EcoNorth’s 2021 bat training sessions are being held in small groups over a number of dates during May, with a maximum of six people in each group (in line with current government guidance for Covid-19).  Dates and locations will be fixed around surveyor availability and suitable weather conditions. The training sessions will start at around …

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Ecology work on Islay

We Are Recruiting: Principal or Senior Ecologist

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Job Requirements Following natural growth to fulfil the requirements of our solid client base, EcoNorth would love to hear from experienced ecologists keen to work as a Principal or Senior Ecologist to lead part of our established workload on projects at all stages from feasibility through to planning, assessment and, where necessary, implementation of mitigation …

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We Are Recruiting: 2 x Seasonal Assistant Ecologist

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Job Requirements EcoNorth Ltd is looking to recruit two suitably experienced Seasonal Assistant Ecologists to join our growing consultancy, to organise and take part in ecological survey work, GIS and report writing for projects throughout the UK and Ireland (where appropriate).  The successful candidates must be passionate about wildlife whilst demonstrating commitment to our ethos …

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Constructionline Gold Level Membership Attained

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EcoNorth is proud to announce that we have successfully attained Constructionline Gold level membership. The purpose of the Constructionline portal is to enable buyers to quickly identify high quality construction suppliers they can confidently engage with to complete a wide range of projects.  Different levels of memberships are available.  EcoNorth’s previously held Silver level membership …

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EcoNorth's Bat Training Sessions 2021

EcoNorth’s GCN and Bat Training Events 2020 – POSTPONED

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Update on EcoNorth’s GCN and Bat Training Events Following the most recent government and industry guidance on the Covid-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, EcoNorth has taken the decision to postpone the great crested newt and bat survey training events scheduled for 24 and 31 March 2020 respectively.  The health and wellbeing of our staff, subcontractors and clients is …

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EcoNorth's Bat Training Event 2020

EcoNorth’s Bat Training Events 2020

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EcoNorth’s annual bat training event is being held on Tuesday 31 March 2020 at Morpeth Riverside. The training will start at 20:00hrs and run to approximately 22:30hrs. The meeting point is the car park at NE61-1PR, which is free after 5pm.  It is also within easy walking distance of Morpeth’s train station and bus station. …

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Ben Smurthwaite, Assistant Ecologist, EcoNorth

Meet the Team: Ben Smurthwaite, Assistant Ecologist

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Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the Team’ page comes our mini blog series.  Each week, hear personally from our team members about their roles at EcoNorth and more.  This week, meet Ben, our Assistant Ecologist. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m originally from the Midlands but came to Newcastle for university and never …

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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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