Avian Ecology’s Una Maginn along with Steven Edwards from Scottish Power, hosted an infrastructure and ecology workshop for countryside, ecology and animal management study groups from North Shropshire College. The session covered a wide range of topics revolving around habitat survey methods, protected species and biodiversity management and the considerations large infrastructure projects need to take to ensure the highest standards are met.

Avian ecology is providing all of the ecological survey and assessment support for the North Shropshire Reinforcement Project, a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) involving a new 132kV electricity line running from Oswestry to Wem (https://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/our_proposals.aspx)

With thanks to Mark Sobczak and Steve Edwards at Scottish Power, and thank you to Nick Saxby at North Shropshire College for inviting us

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