CEO of Trees for Life, Steve Micklewright, is responsible for leading and managing an organisation focused on forest restoration and rewilding in Scotland.
The organisation has planted more than one million trees across a dozen locations since it was set up in 1986, initially as part of plans to restore the Caledonian Forest. Trees for Life runs projects to bring together landowners and communities across a large area of the central highlands; a Caledonian Pinewood Recovery programme; a Red Squirrel Reintroduction initiative; and Skills for Rewilding Traineeships.
Micklewright has spent more than 25 years working in nature conservation, including as Director of Birdlife Malta, and for organisations including the Wildlife Trusts, WWF, and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England. His career has included a strong focus on how nature can benefit health and wellbeing of people.
Micklewright’s predecessor, founder Alan Watson Featherstone, is a well-respected rewilding champion who delivered a lecture series on rewilding with celebrated author and commentator George Monbiot.
Micklewright described it was “an honour to join the inspiring and pioneering charity” which is “making such a difference to Scotland’s wonderful wildlife and wild places.Tags: reforestation, Scotland, UK