The new volunteer reserves officer for the north has been apointed to Jason Hall.
‘I have a degree in Environmental Management which I obtained last month. Whilst on the course I got valuable ecological and land management skills but decided that after university I needed to develop these skills and gain on the job experience to help me gain headway into a job in nature conservation!
I became a VRO in late april, so I have only been here for a few months but within that time i have learned more about grassland and woodland management, plant ID, and have lead woodland managment tasks for a four week period. I will aid Steve Purvis to oversee the management of the gateshead sites, support and encourage local people and volunteers to deliver practical projects that will promote the biodiversity and cultural value of the sites in Gateshead.’