Alison has been working with the LBP providing advice and guidance on biodiversity since 2006, initially on the steering group and latterly as a Trustee. Alison's family moved to Grove in 1973. She attended local primary and secondary schools and it was playing in and around the Letcombe Brook as a youngster that sparked her interest in wildlife and conservation. Alison's career has focussed on Biodiversity and Environmental Protection. She started working for the National Rivers Authority in 1990 initially in environmental monitoring, pollution control and catchment planning in South Wales. She returned to SE England in 2006 to be closer to her family and pursue her interest in biodiversity, land use planning and sustainable development. Alison currently works for the Environment Agency and is the team leader for the Biodiversity, Fisheries and Geomorphology team. Her interests include rewilding, regenerative agriculture, wildlife gardening, and anything to do with climate breakdown and sustainable living.