Introducing the team
Steve - Senior Ranger (Operations)
I'm Senior Ranger Steve. I am in charge of the Ranger team managing the work load, finances, health and safety and keeping an overall eye on what's going on and what needs to go on across all of our sites. I'm always planning ahead, a day, a week, a month, six months and even a year in advance. For example, we start planning and organising autumn / winter works in the previous spring. Before becoming the Senior Ranger I was the Ranger for Odiham Common but I've worked on all the sites a lot, so know them really well.
Dave - Trees & Woodlands Ranger
I'm David, I am the Ranger responsible for trees and woodlands, and I’m likely to be seen on any of our sites driving our John Deere tractor. I've been a Warden / Ranger for about 30 years for many organisations and charities in the South East. As well as having a lot of machinery experience, I'm also a good all round naturalist, but best known by my bird watching skills as I am a certified bird ringer.
Chantelle - Marketing and Education Ranger
I’m Chantelle, the Marketing and Education Ranger. Everything marketing related falls to me, including managing our social media accounts and website, writing press releases, creating leaflets and arranging the year’s events. I also co-ordinate the creation and installation of noticeboards, signs, waymarkers and interpretation across all of our sites, and lead uniformed group visits across the sites as well. My roots are based in Marine Biology, with a degree in the sector and an interest in marine mammals. However, I am learning a lot working for Hart, and it’s nice to look at some green rather than blue for a change!
Henry - Grazing Ranger
I’m Henry and I’m responsible for facilitating the grazing that is carried out on our nature reserves and other open spaces. Many of these are protected sites, needing specific management in order to conserve and enhance the habitats’ capability to support the plants, insects, mammals and birds that give them their special place in Hart’s natural heritage. I have been working in conservation management since 1995 with an emphasis on habitat restoration; focussing on heathlands, woodlands and grasslands and developing partnerships to build the momentum and impact that deliver the key output of sustainable biodiversity enhancement. Coming originally from a farming background, being involved with livestock is something that suits me down to the ground.