Steph Attwood

Principal Ecologist and Head of Ecology


Skills and expertise

Steph is a practised ecologist with a broad range of skills and sector experience. She has extensive knowledge of habitat mapping and surveying/monitoring for faunal and floral species with skills in particular in botany and bats. She has produced the ecological chapters for a range of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and prepared information to inform Habitat Regulation Assessments (HRA).

Steph has held over 20 European Protected Species Licences and over 10 bat low impact class licences.


Specialist interest

Steph has particular interest in devising proportionate but robust survey methods for complex developments (including phased development).

Career summary

Steph joined The Landmark Practice in May 2019 bringing with her over fourteen years of experience as an ecological consultant.  Steph has worked for both large scale and independent consultancies.  She has worked on a variety of projects for public and private sector from small scale developments to large scale projects, including National Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP).


MSC Advanced Methods of Biodiversity & Taxonomy

DIC Diploma of Imperial College

BSc (Hons.) Environment Science

Extended Science Diploma

Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (MCIEEM)

Registered Consultant under the Bat Low Class Impact Licence CL21

Natural England Licensed Bat Worked Licence Class Level 2

Natural England Great Crested Newt Licence Class Level 1

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Licensed Bat Worked

CS38 Tree Climbing Qualified


First Job

Environment Agency: Ecological Appraisal Officer


Now known for

Incredible skills in arranging surveys around the great British weather.



Mentoring, climbing and her dog, Ralph.