About Us

EINC is managed and operated by Dr. Madeline Holloway, BSc, MSc, MA, & PhD. Madeline (pictured) has worked in the Environmental Industry for over 30 years and has over 20 years experience as a consultant ecologist. Her work ranges from local residential conversions to major construction projects across the UK.

Large-scale projects include the production of Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs) for major trunk roads (Highways Agency), opencast mines, mineral extraction quarries, landfill sites, wind turbines, airports and river re-alignment projects. In some cases this has also required the preparation of Proof of Evidence for Expert Witness work at Public Inquiry.

More locally Madeline has prepared Ecological Assessments and  Management Plans for a variety of projects within Yorkshire and the north of England. Most (but not all!) have been development-led schemes funded by Local Authorities, the Environment Agency (North Yorkshire), the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, local Estates (e.g. The Helmsley, Castle Howard and Nostell Estates) and the North York Railways Enterprise Ltd. In recent years Madeline has also produced numerous Ecological Assessments of listed buildings due for repair and/or development with funding grants from English Heritage, Historic England and Natural England.

Madeline is a very keen naturalist and also works as a natural history guide for
WalkingWomen Ltd., a company offering women-only guided walking holidays throughout the world. She has guided wildlife walks in Costa Rica, South Africa, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia as well as the Lake District, Yorkshire, Pembroke, Norfolk and Suffolk. She also volunteers for the West Yorkshire Bat Group and the British Trust for Ornithology.

Research publications
• “The variable breeding success of the Little Tern Sterna albifrons in south-east India and protective measures needed for its conservation” Biological Conservation, Volume 65 No.1 (1993) pp 1-8
• “A new site for Leersia oryzoides in Surrey” BSBI News, Vol 96 April (2004) Botanical Society of the British Isles.