MEET OUR TEAM
We are a well established ecological consultancy and undertake full ecological surveys for all protected species, which include bat surveys, Preliminary Ecological Assesments (PEA), aerial tree inspections and ornithological surveys. We also undertake and are fully trained in bridge and culvert surveying and hold appropriate Confined Space Certification.
KYLEE WILDING – DIRECTOR
I have been involved with ecological consultancy work for 10 years, priding myself on delivering concise and objective reporting to our many clients within the appropriate time scales. I hold a Natural England Class 2 Bat License, Barn Owl Survey Class License and Natural Resources Wales Bat License. I have completed numerous successful European Protected Species Mitigation Licenses (EPSML) for a variety of bat species, and have been involved in obtaining licenses for the destruction of badger setts. I’m regularly involved with protected species surveys / survey techniques and mitigation schemes; during the bat survey season I enjoy coordinating our immediate and extending team through the dusk / dawn emergence / re-entry surveys, and am fully competent in the use of a variety of survey equipment and software analysis.
KATIE SWIFT – ECOLOGIST
I have a masters degree in Conservation Management following on from my degree in Rural Resource Management and achieved the student of the year award. With seven years’ experience in ecological consultancy I’m well versed in conducting preliminary ecological assessments and protected species surveys; taking on projects from inception to completion. I hold a Class 2 Natural England Bat License and have extensive experience in bat survey methods; design and implementation of mitigation schemes as well as on site supervision having completed numerous EPS licenses. I am an active VBRV for Natural England holding a Class 1 Licence and active within the UK bat care network.
JOSH STYLES – ECOLOGIST
Experienced in PEA, EcIA, botanical (including NVC and bryophyte surveys), bat, ornithological, amphibian and reptile surveys and have previously led botanical surveys with Natural England. I have Graduated with a 1st class degree in BSc Ecology and with the study prize for highest aggregate grade within the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Edge Hill University. I am a life-long and highly experienced botanist (FISC level 5); as well as consultancy, I have extensive experience in ecological research and practical conservation and have been awarded two academic achievement awards, an excellence scholarship and chancellors scholarship during my stay at Edge Hill University in recognition of my contribution to biological recording and to wildlife conservation in general.
MARK PRITCHARD – ECOLOGIST
I am licensed by Natural England to survey for protected amphibians and reptiles, namely Great Crested Newt, Sand Lizard and Natterjack Toad. I have considerable experience in protected species surveys in both urban and rural settings, in building demolition supervision, tree inspections and in conducting full ecological appraisals; my recent accolades include ‘Wildlife Champion’ for the Lancashire Wildlife Trust as well as attaining national recognition by the National Biodiversity Network, earning ‘Highly Commended in the Gilbert White Adult Award for Terrestrial & Freshwater Biological Recording’.