David Morley
David Morley
Environment & Conservation Manager

Key Skills    

Agri-Environmental Schemes

  • Over 10 years' experience of providing on-farm advice on all environmental and conservation matters; over 600 successful agri-environmental applications on behalf of farmers, commons associations and landowners
  • Countryside Stewardship applications, Hedgerows & Boundaries Grants, Environmental Stewardship claims and amendments
  • Specialist in agri-environmental agreements on common land


  • Experienced farm environmental surveyor, specialising in all upland habitats, including heathland, moorland and hay meadows
  • Ecological surveys: Phase 1, National Vegetation Classification (NVC) & Farm Environmental Plan (FEP)
  • GIS Habitat mapping
  • Moorland and bracken management plans

Common Land

  • Ecological surveying
  • Countryside Stewardship applications
  • Negotiation of complex internal agreements
  • Management of agri-environmental agreements

 Basic Payment Scheme

  • Completion of claims, advice on cross-compliance, specialist in common land


Education & Qualifications         

  • Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM) since 2012
  • BSc (Hons) First Class in Upland Conservation & Environmental Management (Newton Rigg)
  • BA (Hons) in Economics (Reading University)
  • BASIS Certificate in Conservation Management


Hobbies & Interests          

I enjoy playing badminton, fell walking and playing the electric guitar



After 13 years working in marketing for various financial institutions, I decided to change career and returned to college to study upland conservation. I joined H&H as their first specialist Environmental Advisor in 2006.


My Happy Place

Anywhere in the mountains!

01228 406260
07834 658953