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Phase 1 Habitat Survey

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What is a Phase 1 Habitat Survey?

A Phase 1 Habitat Survey is a standardized method for mapping and classifying wildlife habitats in all parts of Great Britain, including urban areas. It's essentially a rapid ecological assessment conducted in the field to get a broad overview of the existing biodiversity on a site and its surrounding area. Here's a breakdown of the key aspects of a Phase 1 Habitat Survey:


There are a number of reasons why you might undertake a Phase 1 Habitat Survey


A specific method is followed when conducting the survey:

Key Features

Basis for Further Surveys

Phase 1 surveys can help to identify the need for more detailed surveys of specific habitats or species.


Here are some additional things to know about Phase 1 Habitat Surveys:

They are typically carried out during the spring or summer months when vegetation is at its peak. The level of detail of a survey will vary depending on the size and complexity of the site. The results of a Phase 1 survey are usually presented in a report that includes a map of the habitats and a description of the findings.