8) Nigel wood

Nigel Wood Bsc (Hons). MCIEEM PGC Ecology

NIgel is well qualified to deliver environmental projects for large or small environmental groups or charities. His extensive 30 year career has been rooted in the inception and successful management of several large wildlife sites. He has twice recruited, trained, mentored and led large groups of volunteers to deliver practical conservation and biodiversity. He multiplied the effectiveness of participants’ time and range of volunteer`s skills.

Several of Nigel`s trainees have gone on to careers in conservation, horticulture and ecology. He has inspiring communication skills demonstrated by successfully managing teams of staff and delivering educational services. In practical conservation he managed large teams of volunteers and understands their needs. He has an ability to deliver engaging presentations, guided walks and short courses that are informative on diverse Earth Science.

Nigel is a qualified ecologist and botanist. He is very experienced and knowledgeable in the management of woodlands ancient secondary or SSSI. He has written Management Plans, Biodiversity Action Plans and Delivery Plans for several large sites. As a senior manager working with Essex County Council and Essex Wildlife Trust he delivered sustainable benefits for biodiversity and environmental education within budget. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of wildlife and transformed the landscape within the places he has worked. He has trained in species identification with the Field Studies Council and is skilled in the identification of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, moths, wild flowers, trees, reptiles and mammals Fungi. He is a level 3 Botanist certified by the FSC. He has led the design of several visitor centres.