Ecology EIS Sections

What is included in the Ecology or Flora & Fauna Section of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)?

Environmental Impact Assessment is a multi-disciplinary process designed to identify, characterise and quantify the likely effects of a proposed development on the environment. The formal output from the EIA process is an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which contains a detailed analysis of the effects of a specific development proposal on the environment, using baseline information and field based survey and additionally providing targeted proposals designed to minimise the impacts identified. The Flora & Fauna Section of an EIS comprises the results of an Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) of the development proposal, formatted specifically for incorporation into an Environmental Impact Statement and set in the context of other aspects of the receiving environment such as Soils & Geology, Water and Cultural Heritage.


What role would McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan play in the Environmental Impact Assessment process?

McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan can work as part of a larger project team to undertake the ecological component of an Environmental Impact Assessment. McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan has extensive experience in the preparation and compilation of Environmental Impact Statements and are aware of the importance of a co-ordinated approach between project team members in the assessment process. Interaction at all project phases ensures the project team are alerted to ecological constraints at the earliest possible stage. McCarthy Keville O'Sullivan typically complete the Ecology or Flora & Fauna section of Environmental Impact Statements for both public and private clients, working in association with their consulting engineers, planning consultants or project managers that are compiling the EIS document.
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