Ecological Monitoring

Wetland Surveys Ireland have undertaken ecological monitoring as part of both nature conservation and development led projects.

To demonstrate our experience in this area a selection of recent projects that we have worked on is presented below.а

Whopper swans

RECENT PROJECTS

  • Survey along new overhead line development for possible Whooper Swan collision casualties. Weekly visits during late winter period. 2017.
  • Ecological monitoringаWild Atlantic Way Discovery Points.аEcological Study of Visitor Movement Areas.аUndertook detailed habitat and vegetation monitoring surveys at signature discovery points along the Wild Atlantic Way to provide baseline data against which future impacts can be assessed.а2016
  • Undertook an ecological appraisal of lands at Ballyellery. Aims of the assessment included determining if the lands support habitats or species listed on Annex I and Annex II of the EU Habitats Directive 2016
  • Undertook pre-construction field surveys to highlight potential terrestrial ecological constraints on site in Cork. Reviewed proposed Construction Method Statements (Risk Assessment Management)а and monitored vegetation clearance and other works at sensitive sites. 2016-2017
  • Monitoring environmental agricultural measures at ten farms included within Glas agri-environmental scheme. 2016-2017
  • Ecological monitoringаWild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Points.аUndertook detailed habitat and vegetation monitoring surveys at signature discovery points along the Wild Atlantic Way to provide baseline data against which future impacts can be assessed. 2015
  • Construction phase ecological monitoring of underground power cable wet heath re-instatement project, County Cork. 2015а
  • Construction phase ecological monitoring of 110kV Overhead line, County Cork. 2015
  • Prepared a bird monitoring report for the development of an overhead line from Shercock, Co. Cavan to Tullynamalra, Co. Monaghan. 2015
  • Prepared a breeding Hen Harrier survey along a proposed underground cable route from Ballyvouskil to Coomtaggart, Co. Cork. 2015
  • Undertook collision searches at an operational wind farm at Ballycadden, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. а2015
  • Construction phase ecological monitoring (Ecological Clerk of Works) of wind farm County Limerick. 2012-2014
  • Construction phase ecological monitoring (Ecological Clerk of Works) of wind farm County Antrim. 2014
  • Long Mountain Construction Monitoring. 2014
  • On-going year round bird surveys of Lackan wind farm site, Co Sligo. 2014
  • On-going year round bird surveys of Carrowleagh wind farm site, Co Mayo. 2011 & 2013
  • Bird collision studies at two operating wind farm sites in Counties Mayo and Wexford. 2009-2015
  • Monitoring hen harrier use of an operating wind farm site in County Kerry. 2009-2011
  • Construction phase ecological monitoring of 110kV Overhead line, County Cork. 2015
  • Survey and monitoring of Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) populations in study area of Clashavoon to Dunmanway 110 kV project. 2010-2014
  • Monitoring the Recovery of Blanket Bog Habitat and Vegetation at Curragh Wind Farm, County Cork. 2009-2012
  • Monitoring ecological recovery of Derrybrien peat slide, County Galway. 2004-2014
  • Monitoring bird populations of operating wind farm site in County Mayo. 2009-2014
  • Monitoring bird populations of operating wind farm site in County Sligo. 2009-2014
  • Monitoring construction impacts of 38 kV powerline on Ox Mountains Bogs SAC, County Mayo. 2011
  • Monitoring hen harrier use of an operating wind farm site in County Kerry. 2009-2011
  • Monitoring of bird casualties along existing power lines in study area of Clashavoon to Dunmanway 110 kV project. 2011
  • Ecological monitoring of construction works associated with 110 kv transmission Line, Boggeragh Mountains, County Cork. 2009-2010
  • Report to NPWS on bog slide within Natural Heritage Area (NHA), County Sligo. 2008
  • Phase 2 National Vegetation Classification (NVC) survey of wind farm site, County Fermanagh. 2008
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