Types of habitat surveys

Do you want the habitat survey to plan vegetation and conservation? The habitat surveys are undoubtedly vital as they provide a foundation for managing the plans and applications. There are different survey methods, phases and techniques. You can choose the way according to specific plants and arrange it where you need. In this article, I shall elaborate on the MAIN HABITATION CLASSIFICATION METHODS. Here are these methods for habitat surveys.

Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Phase 1 habitat survey is an essential evaluation which provides an insight into the critical habitats contained within a specific area. You may learn about dominant plant types within the habitat mentioned above types. Where the surveyor encounters a rare species, he takes a note of it. Where you find the features of interest or invasive plants, yu assess their presence. You can operate this type of survey time and any season of the year. The best time, however, is the spring and summer, when you may spot the flowering plants.

Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey

When you go for a fundamental and primary site investigation, then the standard ecological survey for the purpose is extended phase 1 survey. The survey has a base on the preliminary audit of the site through the species list. You have a look into the protected plant series too.

NVC survey

 You may identify the vegetation communities throughout the country and determine a framework for the purpose. It may be termed as the national level survey for assessing the habitat factors. You also consider the importance of individual species in a countrywide and local context. It is also called the phase ii habitat survey. The survey may be done to assess a site where you find rare or identify endangered species.

You should conduct this type of survey during spring or summer because some species cannot be spotted outside these seasons. The survey has a base on phase one survey, and you can further restrict the study to a particular species or areas.

Invasive Species Survey

There are certain non-native plant species which are increasingly invasive such as Japanese knotweed, and this survey emphasizes these types of plants. There are specific regulations which restrict the people to allow their growth in the wild. You may identify the invasive plants through these survey and determine ways and methods to get rid of such plants.