Our Core Services

Ecology

Delivery of all ecology aspects of client projects and practical advice on ecological constraints and opportunities to develop bespoke solutions balancing the needs of our clients with wildlife policy and law.

Ecology

Mitigation

Wild Service ecologists help to guide our clients through the planning process by offering bespoke mitigation, compensation and enhancement measures for each project, minimising cost.

Mitigation

Rural Services

Wild Service offers a full land management service which includes; various fencing, forestry services, nature trails, interpretation, accessibility, footpath creation and riverbank management.

Rural Services

Green Infrastructure

Wild Service can support all of your green infrastructure needs with our team of land managers and ecologists and is currently working on a green infrastructure benchmark for planners and developers.

Green Infrastructure

About Wild Service

W ild Service is the ecological consultancy and land management wing of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and Avon Wildlife Trust. The company is conservation led and has developed a range of services to meet the needs of the construction, development, wildlife conservation and land based business sectors.

All our work is carried out to a high professional standard in accordance with the institute of Ecology and Environmental Managers (IEEM) code of practice. The company is also guided by the ecological ethos of the Wildlife Trusts and revenue generated by Wild Service is used to support and bolster the work of the Avon & Gloucestershire trusts.

Why work with Wild Service?

Wild Service is part of leading organisations working for wildlife in Avon & Gloucestershire. We have excellent working relationships with public authorities, landowners, businesses and local people. We work closely with stakeholders such as Natural England, the local biological record centre and local authorities.

We have an established track record of delivering a wide range of ecological and land management projects. Wild Service has access to a network of professional consultants and is a part of the National Association of Wildlife Trust Consultancies (AWTC).

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Our Latest News

May 8, 2017
Lesser Horseshoe Bat – Photo Credit: Thomas Foxley

Bat Survey season has started – Avoid development delays!

Bat survey season has started and runs until September. Bats are highly protected and threatened by development and as a result, any works or planning consent where bats may be impacted must be evaluated by a suitably qualified ecologist. Our Natural England licensed bat ecologists will typically conduct an initial building or tree assessment to assess the potential for bats to be using the site. Follow-up surveys may be necessary to determine the nature of the use of the site […]
April 24, 2017
Photo by Shelly, Avon Wildlife Trust

Senior Ecologist Glenn Norris granted Barn owl survey licence

We are delighted to announce that Glenn Norris, one of our senior ecologists at Wild Service, has been awarded a Barn Owl survey licence by Natural England. After completing several surveys for Schedule 1 birds such as eagles, hen harrier, peregrine, red kite, osprey, red- and black-throated divers in Scotland, Glenn has concentrated on expanding his knowledge of lowland species including the barn owl. Barn owls are most commonly found in open countryside where they nest in buildings or large […]
March 23, 2017
Great Crested Newt by Phillip Precey

Great crested newt season is upon us!

Spring has arrived!  At this is the time of year individual great crested newts undertake epic feats of endurance (500m is a long way to crawl for a newt!) and migrate through surrounding terrestrial habitat to assemble in the ponds where they were born. Most adults will be in the ponds during the spring and into the early summer – wooing, mating and laying eggs. The rest of the year they live on land – sheltering in stone walls, woodlands, hedgerows scrub and rough grassland in the landscape surrounding their pond. The […]

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