Carrie is a forestry consultant specialising in providing land owner advice, developing research, and authoring training materials in woodland creation and management, and related environmental subjects such as carbon. She is a PhD Researcher looking at the habitat preferences and influence of climate on montane scrub trees in the UK. Previously, Carrie worked for Forest and Land Scotland (Galloway), then in several roles at the University of Cumbria including teaching conservation strategies and ecology, various research and development roles in outdoor learning and nature connection, and interdisciplinary land management and policy as the Development Officer at the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas.
Chris is the Woodland Resilience Advisor for Forestry Commission England and has 20 years of experience working in forest and woodland management across Northern England. Previous to his current role Chris taught forestry for four years at the National School of Forestry, University of Cumbria, where he specialised in operational forestry practice, forest policy and GIS.