Badgers and their setts are protected by law and therefore need to be considered during development/ land management projects.
Blackdown Environmental have expertise in undertaking surveys for badgers and devising and implementing effective and innovative mitigation solutions which have assisted projects including road and rail schemes as well as major housing developments.
Badgers and their setts are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). Assessments of badgers and their use of a site are frequently required as part of a planning application.
Ecological Consultancy Services
Blackdown Environmental have Ecologists trained to survey for badgers and are highly experienced in undertaking assessments of this species for a wide variety of projects from routine vegetation management to assessments of large scale housing developments and complex transport engineering schemes. Whatever your project type you can be assured that you will receive a high quality of service.
Our badger survey services include (but are not limited to):
- Searches and assessment of evidence of badgers including setts
- Assessments of habitat suitability
Mitigation solutions including:
- Licensed sett interference works
- Artificial sett creation
- Methodologies to avoid harm to badgers and their setts tailored to your specific project
Environmental Contracting Services
Blackdown Environmental’s contracting team have a wealth of experience implementing a variety of mitigation solutions devised specifically for badgers.
Blackdown Environmental are able to assist with the following:
- Installation of badger-proof fencing
- Badger sett exclusion
- Artificial sett construction
Read more about our Badger mitigation work below