Milner Ecology Takes on its 500th Project!

05, Jul 18

Milner Ecology has been commissioned by Yorkshire Water to carry out Great Crested Newt Surveys for a proposed sewage pipeline to a new development in Leeds. The surveys involved torching several recently created ponds and found greatpeak numbers across the survey season. Both Great Crested and Smooth newt were found on the site along with common frogs and toads. Further capture surveys are proposed to the works site in the coming months and potential monitoring to ensure these great numbers are retained after the temporary works have completed.

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Red squirrel and Dormouse Training in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

25, May 18

Rozanna recently spent a day in the Yorkshire dales learning about the management and promotion of the new red squirrel route through Snaizeholme. The course was run jointly by the National Park and CIEEM and involved a morning walking through the trail and observing the very friendly squirrels on and around the feeder. The afternoon was then spent in the Dales Museum learning about the Dormouse reintroduction and monitoring at Freeholders wood. A great day all round learning about the rare and elusive creatures right on our doorstep.

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200th Project

28, Feb 14

Milner Ecology has just been commissioned to undertake our 200th project since founding the company in 2007 and it is our most local job yet! We have been commissioned to undertake a preliminary roost inspection for bats at Skipton Town Hall by Craven District Council to enable renovation works to be undertaken.

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Milner Ecology is Licensed to Undertake Bat Surveys

13, Dec 13

Ben is now registered with Natural England to hold a Class Survey Licence WML CL17 (Bat Survey Level 1). This licence permits the surveying of bats by observation only but is sufficient for the majority of surveys.

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Milner Ecology Ltd helps fund Yorkshire Pine Marten Project

29, Nov 13

Milner Ecology has become a sponsor of the Yorkshire Pine Marten Project. NatureSpy is running an ambitious project to capture the first ever image of a wild pine marten living in Yorkshire. The project will use wildlife camera traps which trigger when a wild animal passes in front of them, snapping a picture or video.

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IEEM Receives Royal Charter

04, Apr 13

The Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) has been granted a Royal Charter. The new Charter was enacted on 1st April 2013, from which date IEEM became the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). CIEEM members now belong to a professional body recognised for its work by HRH Queen Elizabeth II and which operates under the scrutiny of the Privy Council, ensuring the very highest of professional standards.

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Natural England Long Term Monitoring Network

28, Feb 13

Milner Ecology has been appointed to install 50 permanent quadrats at Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve. This is part of a project to install long-term monitoring points in nine National Nature Reserves. These will enable Natural England to monitor vegetation changes in response to climate change in some of Britain's most valuable habitats.

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15, Jan 13

Milner Ecology has just launched its new Facebook page, this will give us an easy way to keep clients updated on current surveys and seasonal survey timings. It is also a good place to upload the many, many photos we have taken on-site! Please have a look around and 'like' our site.

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The Survey Season Approaches

15, Jan 13

With the approach of the survey season now is an ideal time to contact Milner Ecology Ltd to discuss any upcoming projects so that any ecological issues can be dealt with at the correct time of year. This will minimise delays and ensure the survey results are robust enough for planning purposes, thus avoiding costly re-applications.

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Local Surveyors Direct

15, Jan 13

Milner Ecology has recent been listed on Local Surveyors Direct, a centralised website providing fast and direct access to a huge number of building and property professionals - from local surveyors and structural engineers to architects, domestic energy assessors and electricians - right across the UK, so that clients can get the estimates they need in one place without fuss or hassle.

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BESC and Person Certified

19, Dec 12

Ben has recently undertaken training and assessment to be certified for work within National Grid Sub-Stations. This included Person CBT and an on-site BESC assessment at Willington 400kv Sub-Station.

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Growing Conservation Partnerships across the North West

12, Jun 12

Milner Ecology Ltd was invited to be one of the founding members of the 'Growing Conservation Partnerships across the North West' initiative. The event was organised by the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University to grow and optimise partnerships with biodiversity, conservation and monitoring specialists in the North West.

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Chartered Environmentalist

27, Apr 12

Ben has recently been accepted by the Society for the Environment to become a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). The application process requires a substantial career review report establishing a commitment to sustainable principals and professional standards.

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IEEM Professional Development Masterclass

15, Feb 12

This was a legal seminar explaining the changes to UK legislation brought about by the introduction of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2010) and the recent case law arising from the Morge and Woolley cases. The potential consequences conservation practices this has created were also discussed.

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