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A member of both the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM) and The Association of Environmental & Ecological Clerks of Works (AEECoW), Liza Hollinghurst has over fifteen years experience in ecology; having worked as a Consultant Ecologist in the respective local government and environmental consulting sectors. She currently runs her own Gloucestershire-based business, Wren Ecology.
As an ecologist Liza's field skills are varied; from recording and evaluating habitats and flora species to surveying for legally protected fauna and preparing mitigation measures to safeguard them during development-led construction works. Her specialisms include surveying and preparing mitigation for great crested newt, badger and reptiles. In addition, she is an accredited Ecological Clerk of Works with over ten years construction site supervision experience, working on varied projects comprising highways, flood alleviation schemes, commercial developments and canal restoration.
In her spare time Liza is a freelance writer and author, covering subjects such as social history, vintage lifestyle and knitting.
Liza is a visiting lecturer on The One Year Garden Design Diploma.