National Delivery with Local Expertise

The Wildlife Trust Consultancies are a trusted network of local experts in ecology, land management and landscape design. We provide advice and support, specialising in pragmatic and responsive solutions to risk management and planning obligations tailored to local conditions.


We offer all the services required to deliver complete ecological solutions including:

Clients & Experience

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Barratt West Midlands – Bat & great crested newt surveys, European Protected Species Licences, Mitigation

Worcestershire Wildlife Consultancy (WWC) undertook a series of bat hibernation surveys, dusk emergence and dawn entry surveys of redundant buildings at Yarnfield Park, Staffordshire for Barratt West Midlands. These surveys revealed the presence of summer, maternity roosts for common pipistrelle and brown long-eared bats in a dilapidated accommodation block as well as summer, non-maternity roosts for common and soprano pipistrelle bats in a disused office block. Surveys undertaken by WWC for great crested newts revealed the presence of a small population in a nearby pond. Consequently, European Protected Species licences for bats and great crested newts were successfully applied for and appropriate mitigation was devised for both species in terms of timing of works and habitat enhancement measures. For the bats several dedicated free-standing bat lofts were designed within the new residential development in addition to raised ridge tiles and bat tubes to provide replacement roosting features. Future monitoring of the bat lofts and other roosting features is planned to assess how effective the mitigation has been.

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Countryside Agency:

Countryside and Rights Of Way Act Appeal Sites Survey

The WTC, co-ordinated by EMEC Ecology, undertook landscape and ecology surveys of over 2000 areas of ‘Open Country’ across England, for Natural England (through Halcrow Group).These surveys were required to inform the Countryside & Rights of Way Act access appeals procedure, by determining if particular parcels of land met criteria for ‘Open County’.

The work involved ten WTC offices and over thirty trained surveyors.

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Highways Agency : Otter Mitigation Research

The WTC, co-ordinated by EMEC Ecology, undertook a major national survey of roads which cross waterways for Highways England  (through Halcrow Group).

The survey included over 1500 river crossings across 21 English counties.

The aim was to identify potential danger points for the growing Otter population and advise on ways in which road casualties could be minimised.

The surveys involved specially trained surveyors from nine WTC offices providing national coverage with local experts

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Together we deliver national projects across the UK and Ireland through a network of 22 local consultancy businesses, all of which are affiliated to the Wildlife Trusts. Our members are:

  • Chalkhill Environmental Consultant
  • Cheshire Ecological Services
  • Cornwall Environmental Consultants
  • Devon Wildlife Consultants
  • EcoNorth
  • EcoÉireann
  • EMEC Ecology
  • Enfys Ecology
  • Essex Ecology Services Ltd
  • First Ecology
  • Gwent Ecology
  • Arcadian Ecology and Consulting Ltd
  • Kent Wildlife Consultants
  • London Wildlife Trust
  • Middlemarch Environmental
  • Norfolk Wildlife Services
  • South and West Wales Ecology
  • Surrey Wildlife Trust Consultancy
  • SWT Trading Ltd
  • Wildscape
  • Wild Service
  • Worcestershire Wildlife Consultancy

Please contact

Helen Ward, WTC Chair for all enquiries.

e: [email protected]  m: 07903221079  t: 01823652425

Clients' Area

“Our clients’ money goes further by delivering competitive professional services whilst ensuring profits go back into conserving wildlife through our affiliation with local Wildlife Trusts”. — Neil Harvey, Former Chair of Wildlife Trust Consultancies

Clients can access our secure area to track progress of active projects, download documents and communicate with the team.

Contact Us

For further information on WTC, it’s work and how we can assist you, contact:

Helen Ward, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Callow Rock Offices, Shipham Road, Cheddar, BS27 3DQ

t: 01823 652425   e: