Forestry and agricultural activities are increasingly exposed to the obligations of the EU habitats, birds and environmental impact assessment directives, for what in the past would have been activities and practices that fell outside any consent or regulatory process. The requirements and costs of compliance can be a significant challenge in these sectors where operations are often only viable with state subsidies.
MKO have provided ecological, environmental and planning advice and assessment at every level within the forestry and agricultural sectors. We have completed Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment screening reports for state bodies such as the Forest Service at the nationwide plan level, right down to the individual site scale, providing planning, ecological advice for agricultural or forest road building projects, entrances onto public roads, the treatment of invasive species, watercourse protection and fish passage.
MKO have an extensive knowledge of the ecological, environmental and planning issues that are associated with the forestry and agricultural sectors, and provide services that ensure regulatory and legal requirements can be met in a timely and cost-effective manner.