About Richard Green Ecology

As an independent ecological consultancy we provide innovative expert services promptly and at reasonable rates. We are based in East Devon (near Exeter) but offer nationwide services.

Richard Green Ecology Ltd was formed in 2010 by Richard Green BSc(Hons) CEnv MCIEEM. Prior to this Richard worked as a Principal Ecologist/Environmental Scientist for a large multi-functional consultancy (for 9 years) and at the Environment Agency as a Conservation Officer (for 9 years).

We currently employ four full-time ecologists and also take on seasonal staff over the summer.

We have a wealth and breadth of ecological knowledge. Having worked on both sides of the industry, we have developed a keen understanding of business needs and statutory requirements. Our people skills and customer care ensure that the needs of both the environment and the client can be met, and we have a proven track record of delivering successful and sustainable outcomes.

All of our technical staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

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Meet The team

Richard Green

Richard Green

Director

Richard is a Chartered Environmentalist with over 25 years’ professional experience in nature conservation and ecological consultancy. Richard has directed ecological inputs to numerous development projects, including major infrastructure, ports, highways, housing, commercial, renewable energy, minerals, conservation and domestic projects. He has provided witness statements and presented ecological evidence at Public Inquiries.

Key skills include:

  • Ecological Appraisal and Impact Assessment
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment for projects and plans
  • Habitat and species surveys (protected species licences held for bats (England and Wales), Bat Low Impact Class Licence/Bat Mitigation Class Licence for England and HS2, hazel dormouse, barn owl, great crested newt, crayfish, and water vole displacement class licence

William Dommett

William Dommett

Senior Ecologist

William has worked for Richard Green Ecology since graduating from his MSc in Environmental Consultancy in 2012. Project experience includes major and minor road schemes, residential developments, renewable energy, minerals, commercial and domestic schemes.

Key skills include:

  • Habitat and species surveys (protected species licences held for for bats (England and Wales), hazel dormouse (England and Wales), great crested newt (England) and barn owl (England and Wales)
  • Ecological Appraisal and Impact Assessment
  • Preparation of European Protected Species development licences
  • Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Geographical Information Systems (QGIS and ArcView)

Tom Rickman

Tom Rickman

Senior Ecologist

Tom has worked for Richard Green Ecology since graduating from his MSc in Environmental Consultancy in 2014. He has worked on numerous projects, undertaking surveys, assessment and project management, including highways, rail, commercial, renewable energy, minerals and domestic projects.

Key skills include:

  • Habitat and species surveys (protected species licences held for bats (England), hazel dormouse (England and Wales), great crested newt (England) and barn owls (England and Wales)
  • Ecological Appraisal and Impact Assessment
  • Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Geographical Information Systems (QGIS and ArcView)

Rory Chanter

Rory Chanter

Ecologist

Rory Chanter has worked for Richard Green Ecology since 2015. Rory has a wide range of experience in the ecological sector, having worked for conservation organisations, wildlife charities and ecological consultancies. He has worked on numerous projects, undertaking surveys and assessment, including highways, rail, commercial, minerals and domestic projects.

Key skills include:

  • Habitat and species surveys (protected species licences held for hazel dormouse and great crested newt (England). Working towards bat licence
  • Ecological Appraisal and Impact Assessment
  • Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Geographical Information Systems (QGIS and ArcView)

Faye

Faye Northan

Business Administrator

Faye joined Richard Green Ecology in September 2017. She has over 20 years of business administration and office management experience, and has worked in a variety of industries, including managing her own IT business. A linguist by training, she speaks fluent French and German, and used her language skills at Devon Wildlife Trust when working as Project Administrator for a European conservation project focusing on river catchment management. She has a keen interest in wildlife and the natural environment.

We Are Qualified

Highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team of suitably qualified ecologists with protected species licences for England and Wales.

We Are Insured

We hold professional indemnity, public and products liability and employer’s liability insurance.

We Are Safe

CQMS accredited, CSCS card holders, Confined Space, Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue, First Aid trained.