Guy joined BSG Ecology in 2004. Since then he has provided ecological advice for many different projects throughout the UK including infrastructure and housing developments, renewable energy, urban regeneration and leisure, heritage and conservation projects. He is a Chartered Ecologist (CEcol) and a full member of CIEEM.
His role involves the provision of technical advice, ecological survey and project management. His work includes Ecological Impact Assessment (EIA), Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), providing protected species and habitat management advice, devising mitigation, preparing biodiversity plans and, increasingly, advising on biodiversity gain. Guy regularly works with multi-disciplinary project design teams and provides technical guidance and training.
He has public inquiry and planning appeal experience in relation to protected species, habitat impacts and wind farm projects. He holds survey licences for great crested newt and bats. As a qualified tree climber, he carries out aerial tree surveys for bat roosts and leads the BSG Ecology’s tree survey team. He has experience of carrying out bat survey and botanical survey using rope access techniques.
Guy has an interest in veteran trees, upland birds and habitats, sustainable ecological design, including green roofs. Prior to joining BSG Ecology he worked for British Waterways as Conservation Ecologist, and before that as Gloucestershire’s Biodiversity Action Plan Project Manager. He has also worked with English Nature on the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and carried out research on woodland regeneration in partnership with the RSPB.