Anita Stone

Anita Stone MICFor, MCIEEM

Independent Consultant

After completing a BSc in Countryside and Environmental Management at Aberdeen University in 1999 Anita worked with the Wildlife Trust carrying out practical conservation management on their reserves in Cambridgeshire. From there Anita moved into the agri-environment sector from 2000 to 2007 initially with the Farming and Rural Conservation Agency which was then subsumed into MAFF then DEFRA, before splitting off into the Rural Development Service and then Natural England.  During this period Anita developed a specialism in woodland management and undertook an MSc in Environmental Forestry at the University of North Wales, Bangor.  MSc research work took Anita to tropical forests in Ecuador and Uganda.  From 2007 – 2016 Anita worked as a Woodland Officer for the Forestry Commission on grants and regulations, providing a thorough knowledge of this work from the regulators perspective.  In 2016 Anita chose to become a self-employed Forestry Consultant, working primarily alongside Rod Pass Associates Ltd., covering land holdings in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.  Anita has experience in preparing and implementing woodland management plans, agreeing and supervising work programs with contractors, deer impact assessments, Countryside Stewardship applications and agreement management (including fulfilling CS monitoring report requirements), liaising with Natural England on SSSIs and Historic England on SMs.  Her specialisms lie in managing ancient woodland sites in a sensitive manner to enhance their environmental value.  This background gives Anita a holistic understanding of land management.  Anita became a Chartered Forester (MICFor) in 2017 and is a full member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM).



Countryside and Environmental Management BSc hons (1999)

Environmental Forestry MSc (2005)

Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters MICFor (2017)

Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management MCIEEM (2004)

Most Recent CPD

UK Forestry Standard Masterclasses – Forestry Commission

European Protected Species – managing woodlands in line with best practice - update – Forestry Commission

Bat roost scoping surveying in woodlands and trees – Anglian Ecology