Water Vole Training for Five Rivers Staff

Posted on July 22, 2015 by - Uncategorized

Water_vole

We take our role as an environmental contractor very seriously and as such have a program of staff training and development to ensure our staff have a good awareness of protected species, survey techniques and mitigation. This week we invited an experienced water vole ecologist in to talk to us about legislation, mitigation and to refresh our skills in identification of field signs. This helps us ensure that we are compliant with legislation and best practice, but also helps us tailor our enhancements  to provide the best possible habitat for this declining mammal species.

This photograph was taken in Salisbury city centre, adjacent to the Harnham Water Meadows.