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The countryside team manages sites for the benefit of wildlife in Lichfield District and provides expert ecological advice on endangered plants, animals and habitats for matters including:
- managing 'green spaces'
- planning applications and policy formation
This advice is also available to all local residents across the district as well as to community and interest groups.
Who we are
- The Countryside Officer (Justine Lloyd) is responsible for the operation and management of the countryside team and securing the long term sustainable management for all Lichfield District Council's heathlands and areas of nature conservation.
- The Biodiversity Officer (Chris Walsh) deals with the day to day management of Lichfield District Council's heathlands and areas of nature conservation. He also organises and leads the countryside team's environmental education and volunteer events programme.
- Countryside Support (Denice Deverall) is responsible for admin and payments and generally keeps the countryside team running smoothly.
The countryside team carries out conservation and habitat management works across the Lichfield District.
These sites include Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), Sites of Biological Importance (SBIs) and Local Nature Reserves (LNRs).
Volunteer for conservation
The countryside team works in partnership with the council's parks team to host an annual programme of volunteering days through the Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (or CPCG for short).
This allows volunteers over the age of 18 to get actively involved in local conservation at some of the area's most beautiful wildlife sites.
Environmental education for schools
The countryside team provides environmental education for schools across the district.
We visit schools to teach students about the rare habitats, plants and animals within the area, and also provide nature walks and onsite learning events for school groups.
If you are a teacher and interested in visiting a conservation site or having the countryside team visit your school, please contact Chris Walsh (Biodiversity Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org