Great crested Newt Survey Hereford

Surveys for great crested newt are seasonally constrained to the period mid-March to mid-June, when great crested newts are present in their breeding ponds. Outside of this season terrestrial surveys using drift fencing and pitfall traps can be undertaken do determine their presence in terrestrial habitats. It is therefore crucial to identify the presence of GCN at an early stage in the planning process, in order to avoid timely and costly delays

We are able to provide Great Crested Newt surveys around Hereford including Leominster, Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Monkland, Wigmore, Ledbury, Bishops Frome, Tenbury Wells, Symonds Yat, Dorstone and Withinton. We work throughout Herefordshire and surrounding counties.

We are experienced in survey, European Protected Species licensing, as well as mitigation design and implementation.

Great crested newts are fully protected under UK and European law and are frequently encountered on development sites. It is an offence to kill, capture, or disturb them, or to damage or destroy their ponds. This protection extends to the habitats which support great crested newt and it is generally assumed that the species might be present in terrestrial habitats up to 500m of a breeding pond, depending on habitat quality, connectivity and population size.

For more information about great crested newt surveys, or any of our other ecological services, please call us on 02920 650331, or email us; enquiries@acerecology.co.uk.

Further information about great crested newts can be found in our articles Get The “Newt” Know How On Great Crested Newt SurveysGreat Crested Newts – How we Can Help You and A Year in the Life of a Great Crested Newt.