Badger Surveys : How can JCA Limited Assist?
It is important to know whether badgers are using your site, as this piece of legislation can put certain constraints on development if not dealt with at a very early stage. The aim of a badger survey is to determine whether your site is being used by badgers and if so how. This is important as badger commuting routes and foraging habitat must be considered as well as the badger sett. Removing foraging habitat through development can result in badgers starving and so appropriate mitigation must be considered carefully.
Badger surveys can be undertaken all year round, however signs of badger activity are most easily seen between February and April, and again in October. The survey will involve looking for signs of badger activity within and up to a 1 km radius around the site. Badger signs include; the entrances to badger setts, footprints, latrines, hairs, runs and foraging signs. Should evidence be found to suggest badgers are using the site, recommendations will be made on how best to proceed with the development.
If you think badgers are present on your site, contact JCA Ecological Consultants on 01422 376335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can fill in the call back request form below and one of our Ecological consultants will get back to you.