Ecology refers to the relationships between organisms, their physical environment, and the vital functions they perform within an area.
Hertfordshire has one of the highest woodland densities of any county and is renowned for its distinctive species and important habitats, including chalk rivers and sites of European significance for wetland birds.
Connecting landowners and developers looking to improve wildlife habitats.
Early-stage planning advice, including when to survey and raising objections.
Recording and managing biodiversity information.
Supporting initiatives, including the development of the local nature recovery strategy (LNRS)
Legislation, policy and protected habitats and species
A suite of legislation and policy and guidance underpins the approach to biodiversity planning and management. It includes: