Land Management Project Officer
Tobias comes to the High Weald AONB team from his last role working with Kent Wildlife Trust, advising landowners on the Romney Marsh about ways to restore and improve ditches, ponds and other aquatic habitats which were key features of the local landscape.
Prior to that he was working with Catchment Sensitive Farming in the Cuckmere and Wallers Haven catchments so he already has useful experience in the High Weald. His background is in forestry and tropical ecology – having worked in both Cambodia and Myanmar for ten years with international development agencies on community forestry and land rights.
Tobias has a passion for trying to reverse the decline in biodiversity across our landscapes where the common is now becoming rare through adapting land management practices. When he is not working he is a very keen on hiking in wild mountains and walked the 800km length of the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. He is also a keen organic gardener with 2 allotments.