Conservation Management Plans
Increasingly developers are required to define and take responsibility for species or habitats in the long term. This may be as the result of mitigation for species affected by a development, translocated out of an area to be developed or the remediation of sites damaged by past practice.
The first stage in this process will be the preparation of a conservation management plan which sets out the scientific background, the relevant national and local policies, the methods, timescales and measured outcomes required. The preparation of conservation management plans is a skilled job that must bridge the requirement for presentation of detailed scientific data and the need for the plan to be properly implemented by non-specialists.
Why choose Baker Consultants
Our Technical Director, Carlos Abrahams, has a relatively unique perspective on conservation management plans, having had many years experience as a reserve manager delivering site and species management targets using management plans. This has given Carlos an appreciation of the need for plans to be clear, reasonable, cost effective and able to be independently implemented by ecology professionals, site contractors and volunteers. Carlos has written conservation management plans for Sites of Scientific Interest, local wildlife sites, brownfield and urban fringe sites on behalf of Wildlife Trusts, utility companies and developers.