PROJECT 1 Habitat, ornithological and bat surveys of road/greenway schemes
Under a variety of contracts to a variety of consulting engineers including RPS Consultants, WhiteMountain (Breedon Group), Barry Consultants and ATMOS consultants, KRC Ecological Ltd. have used their specialist knowledge, skills and experience to undertake a number of assessments via both desk- or field studies of infrastructural developments across Ireland. This includes major road schemes in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, greenways/walking trails in the midlands and The Mournes. We have undertaken Breeding Bird Surveys, Raptor Vantage point watches, Brown & Shepherd upland bird surveys, Phase 1 habitat surveys, acoustic monitoring of bats, and wintering bird surveys, identifying potential impacts and constraints, and guiding on mitigation where appropriate.
Development of a recreational trail in the eastern Mourne Mountains – photo copyright Kendrew Colhoun
We use the very best equipment to undertake the assessments we are required to as well as possible. This includes Wildlife Acoustics SM4 recorders, Audiomoths, Reconyx HD trail cameras, Pulsar Thermal Imaging equipment, DJI and eBee UAVs - backed up by advanced software for processing and analysis – photo copyright Kendrew Colhoun
ECoW work in relation to archaeological excavation works in Donegal – photo copyright Kendrew Colhoun
Upland surveys of habitats and priority bird species to identify constraints for renewable energy developments – photo copyright Kendrew Colhoun
KRC Ecological undertook innovative ground-breaking conservation work in support of our landscape restoration project. We were very impressed both with the field skills of the team and their engagement with local communities.
(Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership)