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Pearce Environment Ltd is an independent, family run ecological consultancy based in Shropshire which was established over 25 years ago by George E Pearce – widely regarded as having been one of the foremost experts in badger ecology and mitigation. The company has since expanded to cover all aspects of ecological consulting and environmental contracting, hence providing a comprehensive and ‘in-house’ service from start to finish.

Our friendly and professional team are committed to providing expert advice and the best-value solutions to all wildlife-related enquiries. We are fortunate to work with a large client base which spans numerous sectors, from local wildlife trusts and private landowners to road and rail contractors, planning consultants and large construction companies.

We are CHAS and CONSTRUCTION LINE registered, RISQS approved and our staff members carry a wide variety of qualifications and licenses to ensure our work is carried out at the highest possible standard.

Our Team

Tristam E Pearce MCIEEM MRSB - Managing Director / Principle Consultant

Tristam’s wealth of knowledge about wildlife (in particular badger and fox ecology) has been built up over the past 30 years, working alongside his father and learning at first hand from the animals themselves both in the wild and in the wildlife rehabilitation centre.

Today, as a company director and a CIEEM chartered ecologist, Tristam is actively involved in every aspect of protected species surveying, monitoring, conservation and mitigation, as well as taking the lead role in project management. He has experience in surveying for badgers, otters, bats, amphibians, reptiles, water voles, barn owls and white-clawed crayfish. He has substantial practical experience of sensitive planning issues and has been issued with numerous licenses from Natural England, DEFRA and the Natural Resources Wales. Tris leads his field in badger surveying and licensed mitigation. He is a member of the Royal Society of Biology and sits on the Board of Trustees at the Badger Trust. Locally, he is a committee member for both the Shropshire Mammal Group and the Shropshire Badger Group. 

In his spare time, Tristam enjoys wildlife photography, husky racing and is a keen motorsports fan.

Charlie Pearce - Accounts Manager / Ecology

Charlie is Tristam’s wife and is a true nature-lover. She works with sick and injured wildlife in her spare time and is particularly experienced in caring for hedgehogs in her ‘hedgehog hospital’.

Her role in the company is not just as the accounts and rail manager, but as an assistant on ecological surveys when required and is a holder of a Natural England great crested newt licence. She has been involved with water vole surveys with Shropshire Wildlife Trust in 2017. 

Charlie is a passionate horse rider, participates in dog agility with her beloved sausage dogs and has recently taken up wild cooking and foraging.

Jonathan Molesworth BSc (hons) GradCIEEM - Ecologist

Jonathan has a background in biology, having gained a 1st class BSc (hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Liverpool. He started working for Pearce Environment in 2016 and has gained experience in conducting Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and assisting with phase 2 species surveys for newts, bats, badgers, reptiles and water vole. Jonathan also gets involved with tree work, having completed his tree climbing and chainsaw certificates whilst with the company. He holds a Natural England licence for great crested newts. He has a particular an interest in aquatic habitats and fauna such as newts and is a member of the Shropshire Mammal Group and Shropshire Bat Group.

Jonathan is a passionate fisherman, experienced skier and keen musician in his spare time.

 

Richard Dryden - Contracts Manager

Richard has a background in engineering and is responsible for the day to day running of our contracting department. Richard is well trained in aspects of land management and contracting, notably tree and woodland management, heathland restoration and natural flood alleviation schemes. Since joining the company in 2011, he has undertaken a wide range of practical activities such as wildlife mitigation, newt fencing, badger sett construction, hedge laying, woodland creation, pond and jetty construction.

As a keen off-roader and car enthusiast, Richard has raised money on several occasions for McMillian nurses.    

Mark Morgan - Assistant Ecologist

Mark has a 1st class BSc (hons) in Plant Biology from the University of Aberystwyth. As the latest member of the team, he joined us at the start of 2017 with lots of previous experience in bat surveying. Mark holds a Certificate in Higher Education in Field Ecology, where he completed courses in British amphibians, British bats, British reptiles, Small British mammals, and Plant Identification to name a few.  Mark has an interest in all aspects of wildlife, with a passion for bats and badgers. He is a keen, successful songwriter and musician with an enthusiasm for bee-keeping.

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