Ecological Consultants
Ecological Consultants

Established in 1998, Bernwood is a CIEEM Registered Practice providing es a comprehensive range of ecological services to the public and private sectors.


Our work is undertaken by experienced and qualified ecologist who are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Based just outside Milton Keynes, we undertake work predominantly across the counties of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London. We feel this gives us expert local knowledge in assisting with planning, development and wildlife conservation, including protected species, Countryside Stewardship advice and habitat, historic parkland and woodland management plans. 

Bernwood remains coimmitted to understanding and being at the forefront of changing ecological processes including Biodiversity Impact Assessments, implementation of District Level Licensing for great crested newts, Bats in Churches and landscape natural capital events. 

Phase I Habitat Survey

We have extensive experience of carrying out Phase I Surveys as part of Preliminary Ecological Appraisals to meet your planning more

Bat Survey

All bat surveys catered for, including Preliminary Roost Assessments, detailed activity and roost surveys and advanced bat catching techniques, radio tagging, tracking and more

Great Crested Newt Survey

 We undertake surveys for great crested newts using eDNA, population assessment techniques and Habitat Suitability Index more

Otter Survey

Habitat Assessments, surveys for field signs and trail camera more

Water Vole Survey

Habitat Assessments, surveys for field signs and trail camera more

Badger Survey

From surveys for setts and field signs indicating badger presence, to trail camera surveys and bait marking to establish clan more

Reptile Survey

Whether it's a direct observation survey, a Habitat Assessment or a detailed survey using artificial refugia ('tins') more

Bird Survey

Breeding and winter bird surveys and Habitat Assessments for nesting more

Invertebrate Survey

We work in partnership with specialist entomologists for surveys including deadwood (saproxylic) invertebrates of historic parklands more

Contact Us

Bernwood ECS Ltd

Hensmans Farm
Nearton End

MK17 0SL

Tel: 01296 728351

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