A National Vegetation Classification (NVC) survey is a nationally recommended standard methodology used in ecological assessments and provides a standardised way of describing habitat types in terms of their location, extent and distribution. NVC surveys are used for a range of projects from conservation projects on protected sites to proposed developments.

A requirement for an NVC survey is usually highlighted in a Phase I Habitat Survey and can be used in conjunction with other data to give the basis for determining the conservation status of habitats on site or of a site.

OpenSpace have specialist botanical experts who can carry out National Vegetation Classification  surveys. If you require an NVC survey, then call us on 01228 711841 or email enquiries@openspacegb.com.

Updated April 2017