Director of MAB Environment & Ecology Ltd.
Ione previously worked for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) as a reserves officer. She has completed management plans for nature reserves/SSSIs on behalf of Natural England (NE) and YWT for ponds, meadows, woodlands and orchards. Ione is licensed to survey bats and Great Crested Newts, and holds a NE volunteer bat roost visitor licence. She is also a registered bat carer.
Ione is experienced in badger licences, reptile surveys, plant identification, NVC surveying, meadow restoration and management and landscape design. She has undertake training courses in wildflower meadow creation and management (RHS) and has an interest in environmental education, having completed her Forest schools level 3 qualification in 2013 .
Previously, Ione specialised in countryside stewardship and farm environment plans and still undertakes mid tier applications for farmers and landowners.