David Harper


Associate Director


B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc.

Dave has a diverse range of field skills with protected species.  Written experience comprises of the preparation of method statements, plans, mitigation measures and protected species reports.

Recent project work includes a large-scale three-year mitigation project to trap and translocation water voles and reptiles from a site in Dartford.  This project involved the production of method statements for the destruction of habitats and creation of new environments, using various relocation and translocation techniques.  Other projects have included smaller exclusion methods through the installation of water fencing and habitat management.

Dave undertakes training for English Nature bat survey licence is in progress, have had three years’ worth of experience working with Licensed bat workers conducting emergence/roost surveys, transects, and internal/external inspections of buildings for roosting bat suitability.

Dave has gained significant survey experience with protected species including badgers, bats, great crested newts, water voles and reptiles.