Ecological Mitigation

Changes to Protected Species Licensing

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What You Need to Know For Your Development As of April 2019, Natural England will be introducing charges for protected species license applications. Developers will have to navigate through these changes, and EcoNorth are here to help. When will charging be implemented? Natural England have taken a phased approach to introducing charges: 1st April -Dormouse …

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National Tree Week, David Beaver, Arborist

Help us Celebrate National Tree Week

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Trees play a crucial role in our environment, we would literally struggle to breathe without these ‘lungs of the planet’. Not only do trees look amazing (especially at this time of year) but they improve air quality, conserve water, preserve soil, are home to a huge variety of wildlife and keep us cool. David, EcoNorth’s Tree …

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Urban Garden, Ecology, Ecological Enhancement, Ecological Value

The Value of Urban Gardens for Conservation

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From an ecological perspective, urban gardening can be broadly described as the process of growing plants in private or domestic green areas alongside any actions conducted to increase the area suitability for wildlife.  Urban gardens provide a wide range of resources to biodiversity such as; substrates, food, nesting sites and overwinter sites (Davies et al. …

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Great crested newt survey

Have I Got Newts For You!

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EcoNorth began the great crested newt survey season a little later than usual this year, due to the recent inclement weather delaying the start of the season.  One of our licensed ecologists has been assisting with great crested newt and amphibian surveys at Scotswood Natural Community Garden, a wonderful garden and mosaic of habitats that …

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Bat Training Session

Join Our Bat Training Session on Thursday 26th April 2018

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We are holding this year’s annual EcoNorth bat training session on Thursday 26th April 2018 at a Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Nature Reserve! The  training will be starting at 20:00 and we hope to finish at about 22:30. During our training session we will be walking around the reserve with bat detectors so you can get  …

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Ecology and Archaeology

Ecology and Archaeology Combined

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EcoNorth and Archaeological Research Services (ARS) are working together to offer a single comprehensive service combining ecology and archaeology. Find out about ARS and our collaboration here. Through EcoNorth’s extensive experience in delivering a wide range of services on development projects it is clear that archaeology is a significant consideration for our clients. Indeed, many …

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Winter bird surveys

‘Tis the Season for Wintering Birds

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By it’s very nature, ornithology is highly seasonal. It is because of this seasonality that wintering bird surveys are so important. As the year creeps towards mid-winter, our summer migrants have fled south seeking warmer climes. In their place, our winter visitors have arrived from Scandinavia and other areas of Europe. Therefore, wintering bird surveys …

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MD Victoria Mordue welcome, Vicki Mordue MSc MIoD, Managing Director, Ecological Consultant

Welcome to our New Website… its been a Labour of Love!

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Hello Well it feels like this has taken over the lives of the whole team over the last few weeks, but i am enormously pleased and (somewhat relieved) to welcome you to the new EcoNorth website! Even though it was only a couple of years since we produced the last one it seems technologically, ecologically …

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