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Title: Bat box installation in Environment Agency gauging stations (Hampshire and Isle of Wight area)
Author: Ken Monro
Author: Environment Agency
Author: Joe Stevens
Document Type: Monograph
The Environment Agency owns or leases many hundreds of gauging station sites in England and Wales. Many of these sites include small brick huts within which hydrometric monitoring equipment is kept. This report describes how six of these Environment Agency gauging huts in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight were augmented to increase their potential as roosting habitat for bats during the early part of 1999. The project size was limited by the budget, which was only one thousand pounds. It is the intention that more resources will be found to augment further gauging stations for bats in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in future years. It is also hoped that this report will help similar augmentation work to be carried out on Environment Agency sites elsewhere in England and Wales. The work described in this report and the report itself were produced as part of a student work placement. Ken Monro, a BSc Wildlife Management student from Sparsholt College Hampshire, led a multi-functional Environment Agency team through all phases of the project. The project team included Environment Agency staff from Water Resources; Direct Works; and Fisheries, Ecology and Recreation.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: [Bristol]
Subject Keywords: MammalsNature conservationHabitat improvementConstructionGuidelines
Geographic Keywords: HampshireIsle of WightItchen (Hampshire)
Extent: 17
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