Commercial & Recreational
ECOFACT have been involved in the preparation of a number of Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA), Environmental Impact Assessments (EIS) and Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) for tourism and amenity developments as detailed below.
Redevelopment of the Ulster Canal
ECOFACT are currently involved in the preparation of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) for the proposed re-opening of the old Ulster Canal between Clones, Co. Monaghan and the Erne catchment. ECOFACT is responsible for the aquatic ecology and fisheries elements of the study.
Recreational fishery developments
ECOFACT is currently advising on the management and development of a number of recreational salmon fisheries in Ireland, including a site on the River Finn in Co Donegal.
Redevelopment of Fota Island Wildlife Park, Co. Cork
ECOFACT recently undertook a detailed mammal survey and bat roost survey for a proposed redevelopment at Fota Island Wildlife Park, Co. Cork. The field study included an assessment of mammal species utilising the study area and a survey of bat roosts within the mature trees and buildings on the site.
Golf course developments
ECOFACT has undertaken ecological impact assessments for a number of golf course developments, where the proposal had potential to affect protected species or ecological interests on the site. Examples of golf course projects in which we were involved are the Tulfarris course, Co. Wicklow and the Magner Manor development, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Redevelopment of the Royal Canal
We recently prepared a major ecological assessment of Lough Ennell which is likely to be used as source of water for the redevelopment of the Royal Canal.
ECOFACT has been involved in the preparation of aquatic ecology and fisheries impact assessments for a number of recreational marina developments including a large private marina at Mountshannon, Co. Clare; two marinas on Lough Boffin, Co. Roscommon and a board-walk development at Killaloe, Co. Clare.