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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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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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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Breeding Bird photo (Snipe) taken by David Gill

Breeding Bird Survey Season

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When does the breeding bird survey season begin? The survey season begins in earnest in March 2019. Where can breeding and nesting birds be found? Breeding and nesting birds can be found in all sorts of places, including open grassland which need to be cleared for development. Protected species of ground-nesting birds which may be […]

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Henry Barrett, Ecology Intern, EcoNorth Ltd

Meet the Team: Henry Barrett, Ecology Intern

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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 Henry Barrett, Ecology Intern. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m originally from Hertfordshire but have always enjoyed moving around and taking on new adventures.  […]

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Bat Training Session

Bat Training Event 2019

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We are holding this year’s annual EcoNorth bat training session on Tuesday 26th March at Morpeth Riverside! The training will be starting at 20:00 and we hope to finish by 22:30. During our training session we will be walking along the River Wansbeck and within Carlisle Park with bat detectors so you should get a […]

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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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