Working group

The Working group coordinates Natural Devon’s routine activity, progresses the initiatives and provides a link between the Forum and Board members. Meetings are occasionally open to others, depending on the agenda.


  • Andrew Bell, UNESCO Biosphere Coordinator
  • Bella Birch-Hurst, Devon County Council, (LNP communications officer)
  • Beth Bird, Devon County Council, (LNP ecologist)
  • Ben Wyatt, Natural England
  • Carl Benneyworth, Somerset Council
  • Chris Giles, Dartmoor National Park
  • Ed Parr Ferris, Devon Wildlife Trust
  • Eleanor Lewis, Woodland Trust (Trees for Devon)
  • Hannah Dearden-Watts, Devon County Council
  • Helen Booker, RSPB
  • Gary Rumbold, Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group South West (Farming with Nature)
  • James Chubb, East Devon District Council (LNP rep on the Devon Local Food Partnership)
  • Jeremy Pierce JPA Associates (Co-Chair of the LNP Invasive Species Group
  • John Amosford, Devon County Council
  • Joshua Bennett, Forestry Commission
  • Kate Hills SWW (Co-Chair of the LNP Invasive Species Group)
  • Laurence Couldrick, West Country Rivers Trust (Resilient Rivers and Coast)
  • Lucy Mottram, Waste Management, Devon County Council (Outdoor Learning)
  • Marcus Salmon, Environment Agency (LNRS)
  • Mark Saunders, North Devon
  • Mary Rose-Lane, Environment Agency
  • Matthew Odgers-Brown, Forestry Commission
  • Neil Coish, SWISCO
  • Paul Buckley, Devon County Council (LNRS P/T project manager)
  • Paul Cottington, NFU (Farming with Nature)
  • Peter Burgess, DWT (Resilient Rivers and Coast)
  • Peter Chamberlain, Devon County Council (Chair)
  • Rebecca Aston, Natural England
  • Rob Sekula, SW
  • Rose Bailey-Clark, Torbay Council
  • Sarah Jennings, Devon County Council (LNP Manager)
  • Sarah Gibson, Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Sarah O’Brien, National Trust
  • Tim Youngs, Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs)
  • Tom Mack, Active Devon (Naturally Healthy)
  • Tracy Brooks, Torbay Council (Building with Nature)

Working Group Documents

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