Fern Fellowes-Day

Fern Fellowes-Day BSc (Hons) MSc MRSB MCIEEM

Fern has over twelve year’s professional experience in the ecological consultancy field. Prior to founding Focus Ecology Ltd with joint Director Graham Davison, she worked in a senior position at a leading, independent ecological consultancy managing numerous contracts countrywide.

She holds BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and MSc in Habitat Creation and Management from Staffordshire University.

Fern is a skilled botanical surveyor, specialising in Preliminary  Ecological Appraisals. She is proficient with  BREEAM schemes and meets the strict criteria for a ‘suitably qualified ecologist’.

Fern’s particular expertise is with protected species surveys, she has extensive knowledge in dealing with the badgers, with practical experience in artificial sett design and creation and has held numerous Natural England licences to close or disturb badger setts. In addition Fern holds survey licences (Natural England and Natural Resources Wales) for great crested newts, bats (Level 2) and white-clawed crayfish. Fern has held Natural England Mitigation (development) licences for great crested newts (including being a Registered Consultant for the new Great Crested Newt Low Impact Class Licence) and Natural England Conservation licences for white-clawed crayfish. She is particularly experienced in dealing with newt issues affecting the quarrying, mineral extraction and landfill industry. Fern is also a competent surveyor of reptiles, bats, water vole and otters.

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Graham Davison

Graham has over fourteen year’s professional experience as a professional ecological consultant..