Botanical Surveys - Specialist Surveys

What is a Specialist Botanical Survey?

As well as the standard botanical surveys used to describe and characterise a site's habitats and species composition, there is sometimes a need to undertake specialist surveys with a particular goal in mind.

These surveys are often targeted at particular species which are either rarer, or have a higher conservation value. Often there are particular times of year when the surveys need to be completed to ensure that the results are comprehensive, and a detailed understanding of the species is needed to meet this.

The purpose of the survey might be to inform design to avoid these species. Other times, the species cannot be avoided but careful mapping can inform current habitat conditions and distribution to allow a translocation exercise to be carried out.

 

How can LSC help?

Our Ecologists at LSC have extensive botanical experience and have been involved in a number of specialist botanical surveys over the 25 year history of the company, including mapping of bee orchids, common spotted orchids, southern marsh orchids and adder's tongue fern.

If your site has particular species which require targeted surveys, we have the background and expertise to assist with the design and undertaking of this work.

 A southern marsh orchid - one of the species which LSC has been commissioned to specifically identify and map within a site to inform the layout of a housing scheme and translocation requirements.

A southern marsh orchid - one of the species which LSC has been commissioned to specifically identify and map within a site to inform the layout of a housing scheme and translocation requirements.


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