Gerry O’Brien

Wildlife Advocate

Gerry works as a woodland ambassador, assisting visitors to the Forest of Dean in engaging with and enjoying their surroundings. He leads frequent environmental education workshops and wildlife excursions in the forest, and he works hard to build symbiotic connections with his partnering teams and conservation organisations. He is actively involved in a variety of wildlife initiatives around the forest, including Bat, Reptile, and Waterways projects, and enjoys the opportunity for constant learning that they give. He also visits local schools to provide Forest School programmes and works proactively with them to improve wildlife awareness and a broader understanding of environmental issues.