Specialist Freshwater Surveys
Scott Cawley ecologists are frequently called upon to carry out baseline surveys of lakes, rivers, stream and other wetland habitats. Standard surveys used to establish the condition of rivers and lakes such as freshwater invertebrate sampling are regularly undertaken by our staff whilst specialist surveys such as electrofishing, netting and trapping are carried out with the help of our Panel of Specialists.
Specialist surveys include:
Freshwater invertebrate sampling;
Habitat suitability assessment for lamprey and salmonid species;
White-clawed crayfish surveys, trapping and translocation.
River corridor surveys.
We also have considerable experience in dealing with assessment of impacts on Freshwater Pearl Mussel (protected under Annex II and IV of the EC Habitats Directive and also the Wildlfe Acts) and work alongside the most experienced malacologists in Ireland in advising clients on how to address potential impacts on this species.
13th November 2017: Website updates are back!! It's been our busiest year ever, we seen new staff arrive and some staff head off to pastures new. First chills of winter are finally here after one of the warmest autumns we can remember. There should be some good fat mammals ready to get through the winter. Bats still flying and some hibernation sites not yet occupied.
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