A9 Dalraddy to Slochd
Practecology adds to its existing experience of large linear infrastructure projects by undertaking a range of protected species surveys on the A9 dualling project between Dalraddy and Slochd. This 25km section of road is part of the improvement to the A9 between Perth and Inverness and requires road widening, junction improvements and landscaping.
Protected Species Surveys
Practecology was requested to lead a series of protected species surveys along the A9 between Dalraddy and Slochd to inform the need for licensing and mitigation. Surveys were focused on great crested newts, bats, pine marten, red squirrel, capercaillie, Schedule 1 birds and badger.
Given our expertise on badgers, Practecology was asked to assess two badger setts previously identified on the scheme - one main sett and one outlier. Following our site visit we were able to advise on appropriate mitigation and measures which could be adopted during works to ensure the welfare of these animals.