Tara owns the small farm she grew up on next door to Hazeland, which includes some woodland. Until recently she was working as an Estate Manager for the National Trust, where she worked for a large part of her career. Tara brings a wide experience in land management issues. Her role with the Trust involved balancing the requirements of conservation and access, liaising with a wide range of stakeholders.

She is a wildlife enthusiast and relishes the opportunity to build her knowledge and experience whilst helping to improve the conservation value of land near to where she lives. Given the biodiversity and climate emergencies facing the world, she is keen to spend the rest of her career doing all she can to mitigate this. “I love where I live and I want to leave it in a better state for future generations.”

Tara has spent the past two years volunteering for Avon Needs Trees at Hazeland and Pudding Brook Wood, leading volunteer groups on tree planting and maintenance days. She has also acted as a trustee for Avon Needs Trees, and stepped down in order to take up this role.