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Environmental Impact Assessment

ECOFACT Environmental Consultants has over ten years experience in the provision of and contribution to Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), which are part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

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ECOFACT ensures that all reporting and environmental impact assessment projects carried out take account of the relevant legislative requirements and guideline documents available. We are constantly updating our references catalogue with new best practice guidelines and legislative amendments which influence the Environmental Impact Assessments we carry out, and Environmental Impact Statements we prepare.

Our consultants specialise in the ecological impact assessment elements of the EIA/EIS process; however, we have extensive experience in managing whole EIS projects, drawing on our close associations with other environmental consultants in specialist fields.

ECOFACT offers the following EIA/EIS services:

  • Completion of full EIS projects with a track record of planning approvals
  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) – specialist services for the preparation of Flora, Fauna and Water Quality chapters within larger EIS projects.
  • Provision of Article 6 Appropriate Assessments for projects potentially affecting designated Natura 2000 conservation sites
  • Completion of Environmental and Ecological Scoping Studies for the early stages of the EIS/EIA process
  • Completion of full Baseline Environmental Constraints studies, prior to commissioning of detailed EIS
  • Provision of specialist consultancy with regard to mitigation measures and compensation for significant impacts.

Current News Stories:

  • Bats surveys for wind turbines – new guidance

    Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) published new guidance in January 2019 for bats surveys at wind farm sites. These new guidelines are entitled “Bats and onshore wind turbines – survey, assessment and mitigation”. The document incorporates findings from the latest research on the impact of wind farms on bats.  It is endorsed by all the statutory […]

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  • Non-volant mammal surveys 2019

    We are one of the leading companies in Ireland providing mammal surveys and assessments. We provide expert advise on both bats and terrestrial non-volant (i.e. non-flying) mammals. We undertake surveys for all terrestrial non-volant mammal species in Ireland, including Badger, Otter, Red Squirrel, Pine Marten, and non-native American Mink, among others. Our staff are fully […]

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  • Filming a documentary on Sea Lampreys

    We were delighted to work recently with BBC Earth on a documentary on Sea Lampreys Petromyzon marinus. The filming took place during early-June 2017 on the old River Shannon at Castleconnell, Co Limerick. This is part of the Lower River Shannon Special Area of Conservation, and Sea Lampreys are a key conservation interest of this […]

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  • Major new book – Wildlife and Wind Farms

    A major new book will be published in May 2017 entitled ‘Wildlife and Wind Farms: Conflicts and Solutions’. Volume 1 of this book includes a chapter prepared by Ecofact Principal Ecologist Dr. William O’Connor. The two-volume set provides a comprehensive overview of the interactions between wind farms and wildlife, each volume dedicated to one of the two […]

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  • Surveying wintering birds in the Irish Midlands

    Our staff are currently undertaking a number of wintering bird surveys in the Irish Midlands. Here we have provided some photos and videos from bird surveys we undertook during December 2015. Our bird surveys are undertaken to inform both the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) reports being prepared for proposed wind energy […]

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