Wild Service Team


Boyd Henderson - Land Management Services

Boyd has over 30 years of experience in the conservation and land management sector. He has managed and led teams on construction and land management projects throughout the UK, on sites with ecological importance and conservation value. He has had provided services to the restoration of fragile mountain plateau, lowland wetland recreation, and ecological mitigation on development sites. Boyd provides land management services to the Consultancy with a focus on mitigation and habitat enhancement/creation.

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 masterplanning, 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.