Wild Service Team
Murray Bracewell MCIEEM, Charlton Abbots - Land Managment Services
Charlton Abbots provides private and public landowners, commercial and industrial companies with a professional forestry, landscaping and arboricultural service in addition to implementing mitigation schemes,. The Landscaping side of the business concentrates on landscaping schemes for building developments including ground working, soft landscaping and fencing.
Phil Hills - BA DipTP DipLA CMLI- Landscape Architect
Phil heads up the landscape team at CEC Ltd. (part of The Wildlife Trust Consultancies) and provides landscaping support to Wild Service He has over 25 years professional experience in landscape architecture and environmental consultancy. Phil holds a degree and post-graduate diploma in Town Planning, a post-graduate diploma in Landscape Architecture and is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute. The CEC landscape team provide services in master planning, detailed design, planting design, Landscape Character Assessment and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment to realise client’s ambitions for Green Infrastructure, Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Net Gain”.
Neil McLean - Cert Arb (RFS) - Arboricultural Consultant
Neil is a fully qualified arboriculturist providing advice on all aspects of tree and woodland management, as well as being a licensed and experienced bat surveyor which complements his arboricultural skills. He is also experienced in invasive weed control including Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam.
Jeremy Doe - BSc (Hons) MCIEEM - Ecologist/Botanist
Jeremy has over 30 years experience as a field surveyor of habitats and higher plants of lowland England. He was part of the team of Ecologists who produced the ancient woodland and grassland inventories for Natural England. He has carried out habitat and species monitoring on GWT reserves, County key sites and conservation road verges. Jeremy has attained Level 5 in vascular plant identification on a BSBI/FSC assessment. He also holds great crested newt, dormouse and Roman snail survey licences.
John Field - BSc (Hons) MSc – Living Landscape Adviser
John has been with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust since 2007, having previously worked for the Soil Association and the University of Warwick. Primarily a specialist of river habitat restoration and natural flood management, John has more than 10 years’ experience in riparian mammal (water vole, otter, American, water shrew) surveys, white-clawed crayfish conservation and wild brown trout habitat enhancements. John holds a Natural England licence for white-clawed crayfish surveys, experience in translocation and is leading the Trust’s approach to their conservation in the Stroud Valleys. In addition, he is also licensed for barn owl surveys and box checks and is the licensed lay vaccinator for the Trust’s badger vaccination programme.