RSK regularly assesses proposed projects, develops and implements mitigation strategies, applies for Natural England licences, and carries out monitoring for great crested newts.
Initial surveys aim to identify potential breeding ponds and terrestrial habitat. Detailed surveys to establish presence or prove absence are carried out between March and June (following best practice guidelines). The techniques used include bottle trapping, torching, egg searching and netting, as appropriate. When a population of great crested newts is identified, the same techniques are used to establish population levels.
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