and Ecological Consultancy
I am a professional ecologist who can help you make your space better for wildlife.
Habitat creation, restoration and management
Consultations and problem solving.
Alex Cruickshank MSc MCIEEM
I have been working on the front line of wildlife conservation in the UK for 20 years.
I have managed landscape-scale habitat restoration projects, provided land management advice to multiple clients and worked at a senior level for one of the UK's largest wildlife charities.
I will ensure that your needs are met in a professional and friendly manner.
I have an MSc in Conservation Management, I am a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and I am insured for professional indemnity and public liability.
Helping you help wildlife
Habitat Creation, Restoration and Management Planning
Detailed plans to ensure that you get the best out of your wild space
I will provide you with the advice to suit your needs. Whether you are creating new habitat for mitigation, providing green infrastructure, improving a habitat or managing a nature reserve, your plans will be structured, clear and concise.
I have written and contributed to the production of many habitat management plans: for whole farms, closed landfill restoration, green infrastructure for new development. I can provide GIS mapping and comprehensive advice to suit your requirements.
Making the right decisions for you
From the conception of your project through its delivery and to evaluation, I will ensure that it is completed on time and to budget, with the very best outcomes.
I have managed projects of all shapes and sizes, from multi-million pound, landscape-scale habitat restoration to the introduction of conservation grazing on sites with high levels of public access.
Consultations and problem solving
Working it out with people
If you are not sure how to deliver your vision, or you need to find a win-win solution, I will help you to identify the stakeholders that you need to speak to and facilitate your consultation sessions in order to reach a consensus.
I have led consultations before fencing common land for conservation grazing, introduced controversial habitat management regimes on sensitive sites and overcome seemingly intractable problems to deliver the best results for wildlife and people.
Photography, design, public speaking and writing
Whatever your creative need, I can provide an ecological point of view to enlighten and entertain your audience. If you would like something written on the wildlife topic of the day, or a public speaker for your event, I will provide what you need.
I have written for a host of publications, including leading articles for the Conservation Land Management journal and press releases, provided photographs for coffee-table books and spoken to audiences on all sorts of topics.