A warm welcome to Owen who has just started as our new Ranger. He will be working in the Quantocks for the Quantock Hills AONB Service and the Forestry Commission. You may well see him out on the hills working on a conservation task, he's the very tall one with the brown and white dog called Moby.
Owen has a degree in Countryside Recreation Management, from Sheffied University, he then worked as a full time volunteer for the National Trust in Cambridge. Followed by a job with the National Trust working in the Cotswolds as a Ranger. He spent 2 Years in Dorset as a Warden for Urban Heaths Partnership and then finally to Somerset and working in a partnership role for the Quantock Hills AONB and the Mendip Hills AONB as a Volunteer Coordiantor.
In Owen's new role he will be leading up on recreation and site based visitor management. He'll be checking that places like Ramscombe are safe and easy to use, providing information to visitors and carrying out audits. Owen will be the main point of contact for events taking place on the hills, so if you are planning an event do get in touch. Owen will continue to work with volunteers on conservation tasks such as rhododendron removal and scrub control.
He will also be writing regular blogs about the work he is doing to help conserve and enhance the Quantocks, so you'll get to know more about the work that he does and how the Quantock Hills are cared for and protected. In the meantime if you see him out and about be sure to say hi, or you can contact him here at the office in Fyne Court. (Tel: 01823 451884)
Georgie Grant - January 2013-->