ARC ESL specialises in projects involving amphibians and reptiles. We have extensive experience with great crested newts, natterjack toads, smooth snakes, slow-worms, common lizards, adders and grass snakes. We combine an in depth understanding of ecology and regulatory processes, with a keen appreciation of commercial needs. Our experience means that we can offer innovative solutions, and we are happy to be involved in complex or challenging projects. As well as amphibian and reptile projects, we also undertake general ecological consultancy work.

Our services include:

  • Protected species survey
  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
  • Mitigation planning and implementation
  • European Protected Species (EPS) licence management
  • Post-development monitoring
  • Risk assessment and non-licensed Method Statements
  • Conservation management planning and delivery
  • Advice on ecology, regulations, planning and habitat management
  • General ecological survey including Phase 1 and Preliminary Ecological Appraisal
  • Non-native species advice