B ecca has been working in ecological consultancy since 2016 and has been involved in a wide range of surveys including Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys and a variety of protected species surveys including bats, badger Meles meles, barn owl Tyto alba, great crested newt Triturus cristatus, hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius, reptiles, otter Lutra lutra and water vole Arvicola amphibius. She has experience in writing technical reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs), Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs) and preparation of European Protected Species (EPS) licence applications. She has experience undertaking Conditioned Assessments and Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) calculations. She has extensive experience as as an Ecological Clark of Works (ECoW) for a variety of projects. Becca Holds Natural England Class Licences for bats (level 1), barn owl and great crested newt. She also holds a valid CSCS card, is mental health first aider and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (ACIEEM).
Becca has a degree in Conservation Biology from the University of the West of England, Bristol and went on to complete a Certificate in Ecological Consultancy. Becca has been involved in numerous conservation volunteer opportunities over the years, including undertaking dormouse surveys for the Somerset mammal group, undertaking radio tracking for Bechstein’s bats and bat box checks for the Somerset bat group, and undertaking smooth snake surveys with the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust. Becca is currently working towards her Natural England Level 2 bat licence and dormouse licence.