The water vole is legally protected in the UK. If a site is likely to be inhabited by water voles, surveys must be carried out.
At SAP Ecology and Environmental we are able to carry out presence/likely absence surveys on sites from April to October, when water voles are most active. These surveys involve observing water vole burrows, feeding stations, runs, footprints and droppings.
Sarah and Stephen and their team were very professional (and informative) but also a delight to deal with.Bat Survey & Exclusion - Castle Douglas