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Tracy Simpson

Principal Ecologist

Tracy joined Temple through The Ecology Consultancy, where she had been working in their East Anglia team since 2008. In her current role she is responsible for the day to day management of the Norwich team as well as undertaking client focused project work. Her principal focus is protected species with an emphasis on surveying for reptiles, great crested newts and bats. She holds Natural England survey licences for bats, great crested newts and dormice.

Tracy’s skills include project management of large-scale residential development schemes (such as the park Farm and Alders development at Wymondham) and windfarm infrastructure projects (including onshore surveys for the Galloper Wind Farm Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project). She has recently been involved in designing and implementing mitigation programmes for bats, great crested newts and reptiles on several such developments, ensuring that projects ran to schedule and were resourced appropriately. She acts as named ecologist on Natural England European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) licences for great crested newts and has prepared bat licences for a range of projects.

Tracy is also responsible for providing the GIS expertise within the Norwich office, creating technical drawings using ArcGIS software as well as managing the mobile mapping facilities within the office.

Outside of work Tracy regularly attends exercise classes and enjoys outdoor activities with her family including walking, foraging and canoeing. Her more relaxing pursuits include reading and crocheting.