Peter graduated from the University of Worcester in 2012 with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management and found employment immediately with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust where he now holds a fulltime post as their Water and Wetlands Officer.
“I am currently leading the Trusts river restoration and wetland creation activities in a partnership project with the Environment Agency. The work is to help improve the status of failing watercourses in line with the EU Water Framework Directive. This involves working with landowners and stakeholders to reduce rural diffuse pollution from agriculture, and enhance floodplain habitat for wildlife. This involves managing a significant budget, working with many riparian owners and overseeing large earthworks and bioengineering contracts.”
“As the Wetlands Officer I also advise on hydrology at our numerous wetland nature reserves across Worcestershire, supporting the Reserve Officers in the management of these sites which is a great contrast to the landscape-scale work on rivers.”
“The Environmental Management BSc was the ideal course for me as it provided the option to study a diverse range of disciplines all broadly related to the environment and my particular area of interest, conservation. The beauty of studying a modular course was that I could tailor each semester to my interests as they evolved over the three years of study.”
Peter’s degree culminated with a dissertation researching factors driving the distribution of salt marsh vegetation at one of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s reserves. He is now involved with the management and restoration of this site in a professional capacity.