Ecological Surveys

Why choose us?
We have been working in ecological consultancy since 2005 on a wide range of projects from residential dwellings through to major infrastructure projects such as pipelines and highway schemes. We have experience of working at every stage of the development process from feasibility studies through to mitigation and post development monitoring.

We specialise in providing ecological survey services to other ecological consultancies. We’ve been in the position of processing other surveyors’ data and understand that efficient, accurate and reliable surveyors are integral to successfully delivering ecologically complex projects.

We founded Hazelwood Conservation so that we could provide our clients with the benefit of our knowledge and experience on their projects in the field. Since then we’ve helped clients on all kinds of projects identify and successfully negotiate ecological constraints on their sites.

We take great pride in our ecological survey work and provide a prompt, reliable and accurate service at very reasonable rates.

We are based in South Yorkshire close to junction 38 of the M1. As such we are well placed to undertake work across the north of England, the midlands and further afield where required.

Details of some of our services are provided below. If you require anything which isn't shown below then please get in contact.

Great crested newt
Triturus cristatus

  • Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) surveys
  • eDNA sampling undertaken
  • Presence/likely absence surveys - Natural England survey licence holders for bottle trapping, netting, egg searching and pitfall trapping


  • Natural England Class 2 survey licence holder
  • Emergence/re-entry surveys
  • Transect surveys

Meles meles

  • Activity surveys and sett monitoring
  • Bait marking surveys for territory mapping
  • Trail camera deployment and analysis


  • Habitat assessment
  • Visual search and refugia surveys
  • Trapping and translocation