Bernwood was established by Chris Damant MCIEEM in 1998.
We have specialist knowledge of the local and wider area, ensuring only the best advice is provided from our estensive experience of managing the landscape in relation to development and historical parklands.
We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke holistic service incorporating ecology, historic and urban landscapes and project management, providing our clients with all the information required to make informed descisions.
Chris Damant MCIEEM has been involved in bringing forward large scale development of Milton Keynes, in areas such as Oakgrove, Middleton, Hazeley, Grange Farm and Kingsmead. Chris's input at the early design stages for wildlife conservation had added benefits of providing public greenspace and water management - this concept, now called Sustainable [Urban] Drainage Scheme (SuDS) is now routinely incorporated in developments today.
Bernwood are proud to have undertake eDNA surveys for great crested newts for DEFRA to inform District Level Licensing and are leading a number of chruches as part of the Bat in Churches DEFRA project.
Chris and his team of ecologists provide expert knowledge of ecology and design principles for wildlife conservation today, and continue to explore innovative changes to the ecological framework, including District Level Licensing, Biodiversity Offsetting and Biodiversity Impact Assessment and landscape scale natural capital soultions alongside architects, quantity surveyors, hydrologists, landscape architects, archeologists, private landowners and many others.