Bats: Impact Assessment and Mitigation

Summary

This course will cover the impacts on bats of development, roads, tree surgery and wind farms and the requirement for appropriate bat mitigation and enhancement in line with current legislative requirements.

Description

The need for appropriate mitigation is paramount for successful and continued use of a structure/habitat by bats. This requires good understanding of bat ecology and how development can impact different species of bats in different ways.
This course will cover the impacts on bats of development, roads, tree surgery and wind farms and the requirement for appropriate bat mitigation and enhancement in line with current legislative requirements.
The course is suitable for those who have some knowledge of bat ecology and surveys (or have attended an Introduction to Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys course).
Impact and mitigation for all species of bat found in the UK will be discussed in detail, using presentations, question and answer sessions, a field visit and case studies to develop delegates’ understanding of the topics. Effective communication with clients will also be discussed to ensure that clients are aware of and understand the laws protecting bats and the requirements for mitigation

Who Should Attend?

Conservation officers, students, ecological consultants and environmental managers, local authority ecologists and planners, developers.

Knowledge Level

Beginner – Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

Attendees will need a basic knowledge of bat ecology and surveying (this can be gained at our Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys training, run at the same venue on 4 October)

Learning Outcomes

  • Have an awareness of different types of bat mitigation.
  • Understand the importance of ecological enhancements.
  • Be able to assess impacts on bats, from development proposals/tree surgery, roads, wind farms (including analysis of survey data).
  • Be able to apply a relevant mitigation for different levels of impact and contexts.

Refreshments

Course fee includes refreshments throughout each day but lunch is not included.

Trainer: Katie Pollard

How to Apply

Book your place via the CIEEM website: http://events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/05102017000000BatsImpactAssessmentandMitigation.aspx

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

5th October 2017 at 10:00am

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £110 | Non-Member: £180

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sectors:

Biology, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Policy & Legislation

Location:

Dorset, United Kingdom

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