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and surveys
 
Impact
assessment in Natura 2000 sites
 
Guidance and training on impact assessment in Natura 2000 sites
 

Management plans for protected areas and traditional landscapes

 
Biodiversity
ongoing research
Monitoring programmes
and surveys
 
Protection
of endangered species
 
Determination
service
 
Landscape and plant photography
 

Guidance and training
on impact assessment
in Natura 2000 sites

We have summarized our experience in several guidelines:
 
Good practice guidline published by the Federal Ministry of
Transport, Building and Housing (BMVBW):
Methodological Guideline for Impact Assessment of Transportation Infrastructure Significantly Affecting Natura 2000 sites / Leitfaden zur FFH-Verträglichkeitsprüfung und FFH-Ausnahmeprüfung
(Leitfaden FFH-VP)
  • German version with included toolbox on CD-ROM:
    please send your order to:

    Verlagskartographie GmbH Alsfeld, 
    Virchowstr. 7, 36304 Alsfeld, 

    E-mail Verlags-Kartographie-gmbh@t-online.de 

  • English version (without toolbox):
    Methodological Guideline for Impact Assessment of Transportation Infrastructure Significantly
    Affecting Natura 2000 Sites:
    pdf:~ 939 KB
  • French version (without toolbox)::
    Guide méthodologique d évalation des incidences des infrastructures routières sur les sites
    Natura 2000:
    pdf:~ 704 KB

   Toolbox
CD-ROM:

The comprehensive toolbox on CD-ROM is presently available in German. It includes:
  • 60 explanatory sheets dealing in detail with technical topics and frequently asked questions
  • annotated good practice autlines for drafting reports for Screening (Preliminary Assessment), Appropiate Assessment and Derogtion Procedure
  • a compilation of relevant legal documents (e.g. case law of the CoJEG)
Updating  the
Methodological Guidline for Impact Assessment of Transportation Infrastructure 


The first version was published in October 2004 and introduced as mandatory guideline. Since then, the proposed methods have been tested in the planning of several federal motorways and trunk roads. After a test period of two years (October 2006) an update will be prepared.

We are looking forward your critical comments and suggestions.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Please
send us
your critical comments and suggestions

 

Miscellaneous documents on impact assessment in Natura 200 sites:

 

Consultancy service 


Selected references
 

We provide a consultancy service covering all steps of a project (assessment of impacts, of overriding reasons of public interest, of compensatory measures, consultation procedure with the Commission etc.). Please contact us
to discuss your problematic cases and to develop solutions together. If you would like us to, we could
come directly to your organisation
Training


Selected references

We also offer tailor-made training for practitioners who prepare impact assessment studies as well as for authorities who have to review assessment reports. 
In co-operation with the Baltic Environmental Forum and the Government of the Latvian Republic we have developed training programmes for new European member states.
 
We offer the following courses: 
  • Finding information about Natura 2000 in the web
    Selection and designation of Natura 2000 sites
  • Preparing and carrying out impact assessment in Natura 2000 sites
  • Planning compensatory measures
    Reviewing impact assessment statements
  • Sustainable development in Natura 2000 sites

We can design something new or adapt any part of our courses to meet your own needs. 
Please contact us for further information.