Natalie has worked as a professional ecologist since joining BSG Ecology in 2007.
Natalie’s role includes undertaking ecological appraisals to identify ecological constraints and opportunities likely to arise as a scheme is progressed, including those in relation to designated sites and protected species. Her clients include developers within the housing sector, local authorities, various landscape architecture practices, Cambridge Airport and the Open University. Natalie regularly prepares technical reports detailing baseline ecology survey work, ecology appraisals to inform planning applications, and method statements to inform protected species licences and for non-licensable activities. She also carries out ecological reporting for BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments, including the preparation of biodiversity management plans.
Natalie is an all-round ecologist and holds Natural England survey licences for great crested newt and bats, and has a detailed understanding of the European Protected Species licensing process. She is well-practiced in undertaking Phase 1 Habitats Surveys and detailed surveys for bats, great crested newt, reptiles, badger, and water vole. She is also experienced in acting as an ecological clerk of works.
Natalie has a particular interest and expertise in reptile and amphibian ecology. Further to securing the relevant licence for the species or biotic group, she has co-ordinated the implementation of great crested newt and reptile mitigation strategies, including translocation.
Prior to joining BSG Ecology, Natalie graduated in Zoology (University of Wales Swansea 2004) and Wildlife Management and Conservation (Reading University 2005). Natalie is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM). Natalie has volunteered for her local Wildlife Trust, gaining experience in practical habitat management. Her interest in the natural world had led Natalie to travel widely to study wildlife and to work abroad voluntarily.
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