Brian Heppenstall

Senior Ranger, BCP Council

About Brian Heppenstall

I have managed a 164 hectare Site of Scientific Interest and Scheduled Monument on the South coast of England since 2010. Managing a small team of Rangers and Engagement staff, I oversee species and habitat management, but my passions are around people and conservation. From writing bids for engagement projects/roles to developing the future workforce, I believe the key to a brighter ecological future lies with people. I received the Alumni of the Year Award from Bournemouth University, in 2018, nominated for my work in supporting young people in Conservation, and our team have developed an industry standard placement scheme. I am also the co-host of a new Conservation podcast, releasing in January 2021; The Hive.

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Government Agency

Areas of expertise

Land/Water Management Species Management Education & training Partnerships and collaboration development

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