We are pleased to have been awarded the Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) contract for a new hydro-scheme near Loch Lomond, for DHG Hydro Ltd. We will be starting on site with reptile mitigation work.
We now have two staff members fully trained and JNCC certified in Marine Mammal Observation (MMO). We are pleased to be adding yet another discipline to our skill set and look forward to exploring further opportunities undertaking offshore survey with clients old and new.
Company Director Beccy Osborn is running a training course on badgers on Tuesday 1st October at Muiravonside CP. There are still some places left. Book your place via the CIEEM website. http://www.cieem.net/events/461/badger-survey-impacts-and-mitigation
Introduction to Bat Survey 15.05.2013 – http://www.cieem.net/events/416/introduction-to-bat-survey This workshop will provide an introduction to bat legislation, ecology, survey and roost identification with examples of case studies including survey for different types of development (e.g. building, wind farm, roads, trees). Reference will be primarily made to the more common bat species – pipistrelles, brown long-eared and Daubenton’s …
We are now successfully installed at our new offices, 4 Beech Court, Dunblane FK15 0LA. Our phone number – 01786 826865 – and internet are up and working, so our temporary peace and quiet is already a distant memory!
Three Direct Ecology staff recently undertook – and passed – a City & Guilds course in Basic Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue. This course is an essential pre-requisite for any tree climbing activity, and greatly enhances the company’s ability in the area of tree-based bat survey work. Congratulations to Beccy, Jenny and Mike!