Our experienced staff carry out dormouse surveys throughout Shropshire, the West Midlands, Wales and the UK. Where required, surveys for dormice are complemented by a sensible, pragmatic approach to mitigation which draws on extensive practical and strategic woodland management expertise, as well as habitat creation, translocation & restoration schemes.
Legal protection and habitat preferences
The Hazel Dormouse is a European Protected Species (EPS) whose numbers and distribution range have declined by at least half during the last 100 years. The Dormouse is principally associated with broad-leaved woodland, species-rich hedgerows and scrub, though it also occurs in other habitats including gardens and coniferous woodland. The legislative protection afforded to dormice means that their presence within a site may constitute a material consideration in the planning process – specific impact avoidance, mitigation or compensation measures may need to be developed where impacts are expected.
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