Nature-based Solutions Project Officer (North)
Kirsty currently lives in (and mostly grew up in) North Wales, though she has also lived in Edinburgh, York, North Shropshire and Houston. When the chance arises, she adores travelling. Now a certified Permaculture Designer, she has been volunteering to help build an edible landscape in Gwydir Forest.
During school and university, she volunteered for both the Countryside Council for Wales and the Welsh Mountain Zoo, then worked at Bodnant Garden. On completion of her degree in Zoology, and with a passion for insects, she moved into science, identifying invertebrates from pitfall traps, then worked for the Central Science Laboratory (now Fera) on studies with beneficial insects. Since then, she has had a traineeship with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, worked for the North York Moors National Park, followed by Shropshire then North Wales Wildlife Trusts, including projects on hedgerows, invasive species, river catchments, and co-organising a sponsored annual wildlife festival.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience in wildlife and habitat conservation with her, she joined The National Landscapes Association in 2023, aiming to continue helping reduce the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Her current role is part of a small team focused on Nature-Based Solutions.
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