Water Voles, Otters, Mink and Beavers

Support for development and conservation schemes

SWTC have considerable experience in delivering within wetland environments, with services including surveying, monitoring, and mapping, to then applying the correct mitigation action to account for the presence of a range of water specialist species. We can undertake a range of works to fit client requirements, from the maintenance or installation of wetland structures such as culverts, retaining walls, or creation of new water outflows, to the completion of any necessary reprofiling work or modification/management of wetland features to include bankside vegetation management.

Young Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) nibbling at a willow branch overhanging the River Otter at dusk.  Part of a release project managed by Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon, UK, August 2015.
River otter (lutra lutra) views photographer from the river, Hertfordshire, UK

Species Services

Otter

  • Surveys and monitoring
    • Preliminary otter assessments
    • Otter activity surveys
  • Otter non-licensable method statements / Precautionary Working Method Statements (PWMS) / Construction Ecological Management Plan (CEMP)
  • Otter mitigation licences

Water Vole

  • Surveys and monitoring
    • Preliminary water vole assessments
    • Water vole activity surveys
  • Water vole non-licensable method statements / Precautionary Working Method Statements (PWMS) / Construction Ecological Management Plan (CEMP)
  • Water vole mitigation licences

Beaver

  • Surveys and monitoring
    • Preliminary beaver assessments
    • Beaver activity surveys
  • Beaver non-licensable method statements / Precautionary Working Method Statements (PWMS) / Construction Ecological Management Plan (CEMP)
  • Beaver mitigation licences

Mink

  • Surveys and monitoring
    • Preliminary mink assessments
    • Mink activity surveys

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