Constructing buildings and such can be a long and tedious operation. The project requires a lot of thinking and intricate solutions. If the chosen area is close to a wild life habitat extra care must be taken. When developing an area or land it is important to note the habitat and the wildlife already in the area and do a thorough survey before proceeding ahead. After all destroying certain trees and wild life that are protected under the law and regulations can have you facing criminal charges and long court proceedings and environmentalists raising issues will bring about negative publicity undermining the consumers’ faith in the company and brand name.
Conducting flora and fauna surveys early on during the design and planning stages can save you a lot of time and reduce the overall cost of the project considerably when compared to doing it at a later stage of the project. They give a thorough record on important habitat features like rare and endangered plants and animals, observation points, roosting areas and other special and important features present in the area.
Flora and fauna assessments can also allow you to learn about soil compositions present, if there is marshy ground on the land and if the land can be dug into and can it withstand the pressure of the building without adverse effects. This gives you a clear idea on what to build and where to build it and allows the project manager to take the project ahead with a clear vision and understanding. It is important to note that the habitat is bound to change season by season. The wild life can migrate for winter and new species of wild life such as birds could move back in. There are certain surveys that can be conducted all year around for a clear picture.
This also ensures that neighbouring houses and settlements will not be affected by your project and the project can be completed with the minimum possible effects on the biodiversity. Another important feature is that when the ecosystem is examined and a clear idea is obtained, it can be used to your advantage by building the project around the ecosystem in a way that it enhances the look and feel of the surroundings. There are qualified ecologists who do field survey work and submit a report. Some ecologists have specialized skills, which is ideal if your survey is more intricate and requires more detail. The developer should ensure that the ecologist has all necessary details like what type of development is being done.