WWC undertake a variety of applied conversation projects involving field and desk based studies (which often involve GIS mapping/analysis) for clients in the public and private sectors. We undertook a review of SSSI grassland management in Worcestershire for Natural England’s Sustainable Grazing Project. An important part of the Blackstone Fields project undertaken for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust involved surveying and then monitoring the invertebrate species, vegetation communities and soils on the site. We also undertook a vulnerability mapping project for West Midlands Climate Change Adaptation Partnership, which mapped and categorised the potential predicted effects of climate change on species and habitats giving a measure of the relative vulnerability.
This is a good time to carry out nut searches for signs of dormice. Late September is also the end of the reptile season and bat survey seasons. We start compiling the majority of European Protected Species licence (EPSL) applications from this time onwards.
Please refer to our survey timetable for further information on surveys that can be undertaken this season.
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