Posts in Category: Survey methodology development

Common cord-grass Spartina anglica and its management in estuarine Natura 2000 sites

Client: Natural England

Spartina anglica in Natura 2000 sites

exeGesIS were contracted to undertake a review of Spartina anglica in England’s Natura 2000 Sites. This covered its impacts on designated features, effects on accretion and erosion, distribution and extent, and a review of control techniques. A protocol was developed to monitor S. anglica and help identify any negative impact.

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Pennine Bridleway Survey

Client: Natural England

Pennine Bridleway SurveyIn early 2014, exeGesIS worked with Natural England on a baseline survey of the 330 km long Pennine Bridleway,  the only National Trail designed primarily for use by horse riders. This work involved developing the survey methodology, provision of survey equipment and technical support, and analysis of the data collected on the survey.

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Definition and mapping of open mosaic habitats on previously developed land: phase 2 testing methods and developing the habitat inventory

Client: Defra

The hoverfly Xylota sylvarumWe identified the key features and enhanced knowledge of the distribution of UK BAP Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land. This involved the development of a survey methodology and a survey of 98 sites to identify OMH habitat, including a survey of invertebrates on 50 - the largest single survey of its kind in the UK.

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Ceredigion Annual BVPI Survey

Client: Ceredigion County Council

Ceredigion BVPI SurveyCeredigion County Council required a condition survey carried out on a 5% sample of the Rights of Way network. exeGesIS undertook the survey, analysed the condition data and produced reports. The data was also imported into CAMS in order to make it accessible to all officers responsible for the network.

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Wales Coast Path Digitisation

Client: Natural Resources Wales / Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru

Wales Coast Path Digitisation ProjectexeGesIS worked closely with Natural Resources Wales prior to the opening of the Wales Coast Path to provide a digital copy of the path for reference and release to the public in a variety of formats. The task required splitting and labelling approximately 1,500 km of path network supplied by NRW.

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Establishing the condition and monitoring baseline for non-SSSI Broad, Priority and Annex 1 Woodland Habitats in England and Wales

Client: Defra

We developed a condition monitoring methodology to gain an insight into and monitor the condition of non-statutory woodlands. The survey methodology was tested on 100 sample sites. The main outputs were a woodland condition assessment manual, survey database, regression analysis, project report and baseline condition data.

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