Interpreting your bat surveys

Interpreting your bat surveys

Bechstein's bat - Hugh Clark

Over two days this classroom-based course will teach participants how best to interpret survey results and how to assess the value of a site and the impact of proposed small-scale works.

Course content includes:

  • Legislation
  • Development planning
  • Licensing
  • Interpreting survey results
  • Assessing value and impact
  • An introduction to avoidance, mitigation and compensation
  • Monitoring
  • Case studies

Prior knowledge: Designed as a follow-up to Surveying for Bats. Participants should have at least one summer of experience in surveying bats and analysing their data (identifying species, roosts, bat activity, etc).

Professional Training Standards: Legislation, Licensing & Planning 2.1-2.4, Survey Techniques & Equipment 4.1, Interpreting Data & Assessing Impacts 6.1, Mitigating for Development Impacts 7.1 & 7.3

CPD: A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded that can be used as evidence for CPD. This course is approved by the Royal Society of Biology as 24 CPD points.

Cost: £340 - non-residential (tbc)

Discounts: £5 for BCT members, 10% multi-buy discount if booking 3 or more course places

Upcoming dates: We do not currently have any dates scheduled for this course. This course is available as an in-house course.

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