with Ellie Coleman
As an early career conservationist, my role as a graduate trainee with Coast Care helped me to develop a huge range of skills – some that can’t easily be taught at university. My main task was to create a new management plan for Embleton Quarry Local Wildlife Site which considered not only the enhancement of biodiversity but also its role within the community for everything from environmental education to dog walking and tourism. Finding this balance on a small community project with help of the parish council was difficult and compromises in some areas had to be made.
Ellie Coleman graduated from Newcastle University in 2019 with a masters in Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management. On graduating, she used the skills learnt from these degrees to undertake a traineeship with Coast Care and help to develop and management plan for a small but unique site on the Northumberland Coast.
Watch this talk from the comfort of home on the NHSN Youtube Channel, premiering Friday 23 October at 18.29.