About Wild Environmental

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Our vision is to be an essential part in every new project as the most recognised, respected, and valued environmental company in North Queensland.

The Wild Team offers direct care and communication with the professionalism and connections of the larger firms.

Our Team Of Experts

We’ll deliver everytime.
Nicholas Baker

Managing Director & Principal Environmental Consultant

Nicholas is a leading authority on environmental approvals and environmental management in the coastal and marine environment. He is a Certified Environmental Practitioner and currently sits on the committee of the North Queensland Division of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Nicholas has a background in complex major project approvals and environmental impact assessment. Nicholas is highly experienced in dredging, aquaculture, water quality, marine ecology, natural resource management and environmental impact assessment. While at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Nicholas has managed some of the highest profile projects in Queensland including: Abbot Point Capital Dredging Project, Guthalungra Aquaculture Project (largest prawn farm in Australia), Gladstone Channel Duplication Project, and Cairns Shipping Development Project. More recently Nicholas has been involved in the early stages of the Lindeman Island Great Barrier Reef Resort project, a $600 million redevelopment of the Lindeman Island Resort.

Nicholas has sat on multiple technical advisory committees and is an expert in the analysis of sediment quality for dredge material disposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Del Windridge

Senior Ecologist

Del is a qualified Ecologist specialising in floral ecology, vegetation surveys and management, regional ecosystem, biodiversity, Bio-Condition surveys and environmental legislation. Del has extensive experience in vegetation surveys infrastructure ROW across Queensland including threatened species and weeds. Dels’ experience covers assessing and monitoring vegetation in range lands and wetlands, assessing vegetation and regional ecosystems for environmental assessments and impact planning to meet legislative requirements.

Del has over 12 years experience technically using botanical skills in the natural resource management sector. Del brings a background in conversation, ecology and urban ecology in addition to natural area and asset management to provide a balanced people in nature approach.

Dr. James Sadler

Senior Marine Scientist

James is an Environmental Scientist at Wild Environmental Consultants with experience in a wide range of marine disciplines ranging from the deployment of oceanographic equipment, scientific diving operations, water quality monitoring and the management of real time telemetered data systems.

James’s expertise is in the collection, analysis and presentation of marine water quality data, with a specific focus on real time data acquisition to ensure environmental compliance during dredging and construction activities.

James has also been involved in several research projects focusing on past and present conditions on the Great Barrier Reef, in collaboration with several academic institutions.

Matthew Ayre

Senior Environmental Scientist

Matthew is an experienced Environmental Scientist at Wild Environmental Consultants with demonstrated capability in a range of industries including quarrying, coal mining, linear infrastructure, aquaculture and general infrastructure projects.
Matthew’s areas of expertise is environmental advice and compliance management, soil and geology, erosion and sediment control, and environmental monitoring and sampling. Matthew also provides advice and support for colleagues and clients in environmental disciplines such as ecology and marine science.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management with majors in Earth Systems, Biodiversity and Ecosystems from the University of Newcastle. Matthew is also an Infrastructure Sustainability Accredited Professional under the Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia (ISCA).
Adriana Uzqueda


Adriana is an Ecologist at Wild Environmental Consultants. Adriana holds a first class Honours in Ecology from James Cook University.

Adriana brings a wealth of practical on the ground environmental management skills and terrestrial ecology know how.

Elliot Budd

Graduate Ecologist

Elliot’s areas of expertise include: terrestrial ecology, fauna spotter catcher services, fauna and flora surveys, and vegetation assessment.

Elliot has been directly involved with a range of large-scale and local-scale projects, where he has had to work in dynamic environments with a variety of stakeholders. This has helped Elliot to develop into a well-rounded Ecologist Consultant.

Elliot holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology and Ecology with first class honours focusing in Herpetology and Behavioural Ecology from James Cook University.

Ellie Kilpatrick

Administrative Assistant

Ellie is Wild Environmental’s administrative guru, assisting the team to keep everything running smoothly. Ellie is currently studying a Bachelors of Law at Central Queensland University.

The Wild Environmental Advantage

An Experienced Team of Professionals

Our carefully selected team of Environmental Scientists, Ecologists, GIS Specialists & Planners have both the qualifications and experience to ensure your projects are always in the green.

Our Team is Always Ready To Go

Our mission is to be QLD’s top regional environmental consulting firm, by providing current expert advice. Our team is always ready to deploy at the first available opportunity.

Professional Support Without The Overheads

Our team provides you with every environmental service you’ll need to ensure that your projects have a positive impact and are delivered on time and on budget.