Sarah has 14 years’ experience of working for the Forestry Commission assessing and approving felling licence applications, Environmental Impact Assessments and Habitats Regulations Assessments for felling operations and woodland planting schemes including Woodland Management Plan assessments and approvals.
Sarah has extensive knowledge and experience of the current Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier woodland options, Woodland Creation Planning Grant and English Woodland Creation Officer, including large scale commercial projects and smaller conservation planting schemes. She has also had experience with legacy grants including English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) and Woodland Grant Scheme (WGS).
Education & Qualifications
- Full member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (MICFor)
- MSc Forest Ecosystem Management 2014
- BSc (hons) Conservation and Land Management 2003
Hobbies & Interests
Horse riding | Walking
After starting a career in conservation and spending some time with Cumbria Wildlife Trust Sarah joined the Forestry Commission in 2008 working on the grants and licences in Cumbria, Co Durham and Northumberland. Sarah also has experience of working with tree health biosecurity.
Growing up in North Yorkshire, Sarah moved west to Cumbria and is currently living in rural Northumberland.
Sarah is a member of the Northumberland Joint Local Access Forum and Institute of Chartered Foresters North England Regional Committee.
My Happy Place
Walking in the hills followed by a tea and cake at a local café.