About me

Self-employed consultant ecologist and sustainability consultant located in Frome, Somerset.
Full Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
Technical Consultant to Flora locale - the wildplant restoration charity.
Visiting lecturer, Leeds University, School of Biological Sciences.

Editor/compiler of Conservation News in British Wildlife (for 26 years)

Land Management (Environmental Stewardship) Adviser to the Trustees of the Town and Manor of Hungerford

Expertise:
  • Environmental projects and policy development, analysis, funding and management
  • Countryside restoration advice, planning and coordinating implementation - including farm plans, environmental stewardship, habitat creation
  • Technical writing, editing and comment (ecological restoration, nature conservation policy & practice, environmental land management)
  • Environmental events facilitation (workshops, conferences, consultations)
  • Land manager training - see Flora locale's website for this year's programme.
  • Ecology and environmental concepts
  • Environmental sustainability advice (PGDip. Architecture: Advanced Energy & Environmental Studies at the CAT Graduate School, awarded 2012)
  • Practical experience of stock fencing, tree felling (chainsaw/lapsed) and vegetation management.
I also have extensive experience of working with the local community, having been a past Town Councillor and chair of the parish plan initiative (awarded Civic Award for Thatcham in 2008). In 2007 I was responsible in my capacity as Technical Consultant for Thatcham Town Council for carrying out a parish review of surface water flooding and working with residents of the 1200 properties flooded at this time. I am now getting stuck in to helping my local neighbourhood in Frome, building up a new Community Association.