Landscape specialists receive official recognition

Two landscape specialists at Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to their profession by being made Fellows of the Landscape Institute (LI).

Jill Bullen from Aberystwyth and Carole Rothwell, from Bangor were presented with their certificates at a LI Graduation Ceremony on 4 March 2020, at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

Fellowship is the LI’s most senior grade of membership and recognises the professional standards they have achieved and their contribution as ambassadors, exemplars and leaders.

Jill and Carole have also joined the Landscape Institute Landscape Management Leadership Forum. This provides opportunities to further showcase the work they do for NRW to other recognised landscape professionals and allows them to bring back best practice learning from other landscape leaders.

Carole said:

“I am delighted to receive professional recognition by the Landscape Institute for my experience, expertise and contribution to landscape work. We had a lovely day at the graduation ceremony and received our graduation certificates from Adam White, President of the Landscape Institute.
As a landscape specialist I provide landscape advice on the management of NRW’s own estate. As a partner, educator and communicator, I work collaboratively with a wide range of partners including Welsh Government, local authorities, designated landscapes, the public sector and non-government organisations”.

Jill added:

“I too am delighted to become a Fellow of the Landscape Institute and I look forward to further opportunities to engage and inspire others. The work we do is critical to delivering integrated land management solutions, particularly relating to the sustainable management of natural resources and developing ecosystem resilience.”
“I collate, analyse and provide the evidence base on landscape to enable evidence-based land-management, policy and decision making. The outcome of our work supports planning decisions.”

Jill’s work also focuses on using landscape as an important communication tool to raise awareness and understanding of the risks and opportunities of climate change on the landscape and the historic environment, including adaptation to climate change.