ARC Ecological Services

ARC Ecological Services Ltd (ARC ESL) is an ecological consultancy whose profits are donated to the charity Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC). Our services include protected species surveys, impact assessment, mitigation planning, post-development monitoring, European Protected Species licence management, and habitat management planning. ARC ESL specialises in projects involving amphibians and reptiles, and can also undertake general ecological consultancy work.

To discuss your needs, contact ARC ESL’s Managing Director, Jim Foster on 07554 455365 or use our contact form.

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