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Brian Hicks

Brian Hicks

MSc Ecology and Management of the Natural Environment

Field Ecologist

Starting out as a recreation ranger and forest worker in the Forest of Dean and Savernake Forest, Brian has been involved in all aspects of forestry work. After several years, Brian took the opportunity to become a wildlife ranger in the Welsh Marches where he worked for seven years gaining experience in deer management and conservation projects (butterflies, dormice, bats, newts, adders etc.) while studying for an MSc Ecology and Management of the Natural Environment.

Brian has come to us after two years working as an Ecologist in Yorkshire district, managing SSSI's and giving advice to foresters and civil engineers. He holds many protected species licences including those for bats, dormouse and great crested newt (box traps), and disturbance licences for goshawk, barn owl and red kite. He is also certified in the use of chainsaw and brushcutter equipment, and for spraying.

Brian is rarely idle, his sporting interests including cycling (touring France and Spain), snowboarding, kayaking and any and every way of exploring the wilds. He boasts an extensive library consisting of wildlife reference and P.G. Wodehouse. We assume he has found time to read them all.