Ecology and Land Management

We undertake a full range of ecological surveys including:

All vegetation, reptile, badger and bird surveys are carried out directly by acta staff. Surveys of amphibians, bats and dormice are carried out by a network of fully-licenced associate consultants. Experience of ecological mitigation design and implementation includes major infrastructure projects for the Highways Agency and local authorities.

We have particular experience of developing long-term management plans for sites of high ecological value which are often also significant historic landscapes. Recent work includes plans for management of heathland at Ranmore Common in Surrey, and within Sussex ancient woodland and wood pasture at Heathfield Park, wetland at Herstmonceux and acid grassland at Buxted. All of these sites are SSSIs.