Comprehensive Habitat Assessment Services

Comprehensive Habitat Assessment Services

What are habitat assessments?

 

An assessment of habitats helps to understand the ecological health of differing land and in-land water environments. 

There is a wide range of habitat assessment types and large-scale habitat surveys. These include site-based assessments which are focused on a specific area, or landscape-scale assessments which cover a much larger area. More specialist assessments consist of baseline, impact, monitoring and habitat suitability methods.  

Typically, however, ecologists classify an ecological assessment as a review of nature’s state within a particular environment in anticipation of development or conservation projects.

What are the benefits of habitat assessments? 

Helping to give in-depth information on a habitat’s flora and fauna, the assessments and management plans created by Apex Ecology act as a reference point for monitoring changes to an environment.  

Each survey and assessment, depending on the project, helps in conservation efforts. Having insights into any habitat ensures the identification of protected animals and plants. This, in turn, gives more detail on how best to make informed decisions for protection and restoration.  

This data-based decision and species understanding can help with sustainable development that minimises environmental impact, as well as conservation plans.  

Habitat assessments are a vital tool for promoting informed decision-making, species protection, and sustainable development around the UK. Apex Ecology uses a variety of habitat assessment methods to collect ecological data. In turn, providing assessments to contribute significantly to a nature conservation or land development project.  

What happens after an ecological assessment? 

There are a multitude of actions that come after an ecological survey. Once the data has been analysed and a report generated, Apex Ecology will draw up a long-term habitat management plan for the area with custom recommendations depending on the findings. 

Habitat mapping also helps with the identification for any priority areas within the assessment. This should mitigate immediate danger for protected wildlife and plants while closing the doors on long term impact.  

Contact our team of experts to discuss your assessment requirements.







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