Nature Conservation

The staff at Wetland Surveys Ireland have vast experience working in the area of nature conservation in Ireland. This includes experience working on behalf of Environmental Non-governmental Organisations (ENGOs), government departments, semi-state organizations, local environmental groups and private individuals.

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

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RECENT PROJECTS

  • Wetland Map of Ireland (voluntary joint project with Foss Environmental Consulting) Map of all wetlands in Ireland on ESRI maps platform with increased map functionality. 2019-on-going
  • Raised Bog Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs). Development of Site Specific Conservation Objectives (SSCOs) for Raised Bog NHAs in Ireland. 2019
  • Prepared Biodiversity Management Plan for the Danone Nutricia Facility, Macroom, County Cork. 2019
  • Senior ecologist in the south-western region for the Coillte Bio Class project. Desktop reviews of sites managed for biodiversity and field surveys to determine biodiversity value and appropriate site management. 2017–2019
  • County Longford Wetland Field Survey 2019. Survey of 18 wetland sites to determine habitats present and conservation status. 2019
  • Project Manager on the ‘Pear Mussel Project’ 2018-2022, a results based agri environmental farm scheme to protect Freshwater Pearl Mussels in eight river catchment in Ireland.
  • Wetland Map of Ireland (voluntary joint project with Foss Environmental Consulting) Map to show location and information on all wetlands in Ireland on Google maps platform. 2012-2019
  • County Leitrim Wetland Survey. Desk-top study developing a site database and GIS of all known wetland sites / habitats within the county. 2019
  • Survey of Riparian Habitats in the River Maigue Catchment 2019
  • Ecological Survey and Biodiversity Management Plans for Irish Water treatment plants. 2018
  • Preparation of Ecological Management Plans for Irish Water wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants (supply), reservoirs, and pumping stations throughout the Republic of Ireland. 2017
  • Ecotope surveys of 21 raised bog NHAs to assess type and condition of raised bog habitats. Outcome of survey to inform national raised bog conservation strategy. 2018
  • Counties Longford and Roscommon Wetland Study 2017
  • Ecotope survey of high bog to assess type and condition raised bog habitats. Survey of cutover bog to determine presence of any Annex I habitats and to assess restoration potential. Outcome of survey to inform AA process.  2016-2017
  • Ecotope survey of high bog to assess type and condition raised bog habitats. Outcome of survey to inform AA process. 2017
  • Ecological Survey and Biodiversity Management Plans for Irish Water treatment plants. 2017.
  • UAV survey of cleared woodland site to inform reinstatement of alluvial woodland. 2017
  • Ecotope survey of high bog at Coolrain to assess type and condition raised bog habitats. Outcome of survey to inform AA process. 2016
  • Undertook a desktop review and multidisciplinary field surveys to develop a baseline ecological assessment of site at Westport. 2016
  • Monitoring environmental agricultural measures at ten farms included within Glas agri-environmental scheme. 2016-2017
  • Lead ecologist on the national raised bog conservation project ‘Scientific basis for raised bog conservation’ 2013-2016
  • County Kerry Wetland Survey II 2015
  • County Waterford Wetland Survey. Desk-top and field survey developing a site database and GIS of all wetland sites / habitats within the county. 2015
  • County Kerry Wetland Survey 2014
  • Scott Cottage and Lands at Tahilla, Co Kerry: Biodiversity survey, evaluation, and management plan. 2014
  • Kildare Wetland Surveys (Phase I, II, and III) 2012-2014
  • Killorglin Biodiversity Action Plan 2014
  • Sneem Biodiversity Action Plan 2013
  • Peatland survey of Reen Bog, Kenmare, County Kerry. Prepared report on the ecological characteristics of the site and evaluated it's conservation importance. 2013
  • Louth Wetland Survey (Phase I, II, and III) 2011-2014
  • Marsh Fritillary Surveys South and East Ireland (led by Faith Wilson & Associates) 2012
  • Monaghan Wetland Survey 2012
  • Wicklow Wetland Survey (led by Faith Wilson & Associates) 2012
  • Private dwelling and lands, Kenmare, County Kerry: Biodiversity survey, evaluation and management plan. 2011
  • Orchid Surveys of Semi-natural Habitats in Counties, Kerry, Cork and Limerick. 2009-2010
  • Survey of designated sites along Cashla to Ennis 110 kV powerline. 2011
  • County Kerry Invasive Species Survey: Pilot mapping study of the River Lee (Kerry) catchment, Tralee. 2011
  • County Monaghan Wetland Survey 2011.
  • Reenagross Woodland Park: Baseline ecological surveys and biodiversity management plan. 2010
  • Monaghan Wetland Map 2010. Desk-top study developing a site database and GIS of all known wetland sites / habitats within the county. 2010
  • Sligo Wetland Survey. Baseline ecological surveys of numerous wetland sites in Sligo. 2010
  • Project ecologist on Freshwater Pearl-mussel and forestry EU Life+ restoration project application. 2009
  • Clare Wetland Survey. Desk-top study developing a site database and GIS dataset of all known wetland sites / habitats within the county. 2008
  • National Red Grouse Habitat Survey 2008. Undertook base-line ecological surveys of 100 peatland sites throughout Ireland. 2008
  • National Fen Survey Manual 2008. Prepared a survey manual outlining the methodology to be used in a National Survey of Fen Habitats in Ireland. 2008
  • Monaghan Fen Survey II. 2008
  • Upland Natural Heritage Area Appeal Reports, Counties Leitrim, Cavan, Cork and Sligo. 2008
  • Monaghan Fen Survey I. 2007
  • Baseline Wetland Habitat Survey of Cutover Bog, Waterville, County Kerry. 2005
  • Special Areas of Conservation in Ireland’s – NGO Review. 2002
  • Irish Fen Survey. 2000
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