Anna has over ten years’ experience in professional ecological consultancy. She has been a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) since 2011 and is committed to the highest of professional standards. Anna is an accomplished project manager and has worked with both private and public sector clients on schemes of varying size and complexity; from small dwellings with minimal constraints to large-scale infrastructure projects with multiple, and at times conflicting, ecological considerations.
Anna has an excellent understanding of the legislation and planning policy relating to the natural environment and is well versed in its practical application to support clients and facilitate development. She also holds protected species licences for bats (England and Wales), dormouse and great crested newt and has prepared and successfully obtained a number of European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) Licence applications for bats.
Anna regularly undertakes ecological appraisals and impacts assessments, provides technical advice on biodiversity gain and urban greening and has extensive experience designing and implementing proportionate mitigation, compensation and enhancement. She prioritises working closely with clients, project design teams and stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.
Anna began her environmental career at Dorset Wildlife Trust as a Biodiversity Officer. She then moved into ecological consultancy, working at both independent and multi-disciplinary practices, joining BSG Ecology in September 2017.