Wild Frontier Ecology has a number of capable botanists in the team with a wealth of experience conducting botanical survey of plant communities across the UK. We have worked in a variety of lowland and upland habitats including blanket bog, saltmarsh, woodlands, grasslands, aquatic habitats and heathlands.
Following a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, further (Phase 2) investigation of habitats may be required. National Vegetation Classification (NVC) is the standard method of assigning plant communities, and in semi-natural areas is important for gaining a proper ecological understanding of the habitat. It can also help determine whether Priority Habitats are present. Determining the correct NVC community is essential for appropriate management. It is a relevant technique for both development sites and sites of nature conservation importance.
- Extended Phase 1 Habitat survey
- Botanical species lists
- National Vegetation Classification (NVC) survey
- Habitat mapping to NVC level
- Sampling and mapping using GPS technology
- Common Standards Monitoring for ditches
- Habitat creation and restoration plans and planting recommendations
- Invasive species survey
You may have noticed that ecologists and consultancies are moving away from the use of the JNCC Phase 1 habitat survey methodology to conduct habitat surveys and are instead using…
WFE were commissioned to undertake a botanical survey along a section of the A47 trunk road to assist in scoping for dualling the road. A previous survey by a different…
WFE was commissioned by Norfolk Wildlife Trust to conduct an NVC survey of an extensive SSSI in central Norfolk – Rush Meadow. This is a substantial area of swamp, wet…