Sophie joined BSG Ecology in May 2018 as an ecologist and is based in the Hathersage office; prior to this she worked as an ecological consultant in the sports industry, predominantly focussed on golf courses, for two and a half years.
Sophie’s work includes protected species survey, extended phase 1 habitat survey and the preparation of mitigation and management plans. Sophie is also involved in the writing of reports and other desk based studies. Sophie has experience of carrying out surveys for reptiles, badger, bats and water vole and she is currently working towards a Natural England Level 1 Survey class licence for great crested newt.
Sophie is keen to use her tree climbing qualification to bring her closer to gaining a Natural England protected species survey licence for bats, having already gained experience in bat survey through her professional work and voluntary work with South Yorkshire Bat Group.
Sophie continues to volunteer with the National Trust at Clumber Park where she carries out breeding bird, invertebrate and vegetation surveys with other volunteers.