Bats: Impact Assessment and Mitigation

Please Note: This course will be delivered to booked delegates remotely via Zoom across two three-hour sessions. The first session will run 10am to 1pm on 2 November and the second session will run 2pm to 5pm on 4 November.
The maximum delegate number for the course remains unchanged in order to ensure value and interactivity and as such if the button below says 'Add name to waiting list' then the course is fully booked.
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Summary

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

Effective communication with clients will also be discussed to assist practitioners in ensuring clients are aware of, and understand, the laws protecting bats and the requirements for mitigation, compensation and enhancement.

The style of training will be a blend of presentation, case studies and scenarios with small group working. It is hoped that delegates will contribute with their own experiences, wherever possible, to encourage discussion on best practice methods to mitigate, compensate and enhance the resources that bats need to survive in our landscape.

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). A further reading list will be given out to each participant.

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 and are able to produce reports (this can be gained at our Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys training course.)

Learning Outcomes

  • Raise knowledge of potential impacts of development on bats.
  • Develop knowledge of to how to assess impacts on bats.
  • Improve awareness of different types of bat mitigation and compensation.
  • Increase understanding of how to apply relevant mitigation and compensation to different levels of impacts and contexts.
  • Understand the importance of ecological enhancement to benefit bats.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £120.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £180.00