Anna Basley is our new Peatland ACTION project officer and joined the team this week. We're really excited to introduce her - without further ado, let's hop into it.
Hi Anna - tell us about yourself.
Hello, I’m Anna, the new Peatland ACTION Project Officer at Crichton Carbon Centre! I enjoy spending time with friends and family, walking in the hills/mountains (preferably with a dog or two) and having plenty tea and cake to hand!
What roles did you have/what was your career path prior to the Carbon Centre?
I have been an environmental consultant for the past 9 years, specialising in hydrology work for the first couple of years and then moving towards a senior soil scientist role. My interests are soil health and ensuring our soils are cared for to enable them to play their critical role in our wildlife and food systems.
What about peatland interests you & what have you learnt so far?
Having only been in this role for a week, I have already learnt so much about the role of peatlands for both biodiversity and local communities. I am looking forward to playing a small part in ensuring that peatlands are healthy and can be enjoyed by all in years to come.
What are you looking forward to about the role & moving to D+G?
I am very excited to visit all the peatland sites within Dumfries and Galloway and further afield, meet other Peatland ACTION Officers to share knowledge and experiences, and explore the local walks in the area.
The team at Crichton Carbon Centre eagerly welcomes Anna and hopes she settles into her new role well.
If you're interested in learning what Mat, our previous Peatland ACTION project officer, had to say when reflected on his role with us, you can read his blog here.