Petra Billings is a Chartered Ecologist who has worked in conservation management in Sussex for more than 20 years, first developing and delivering Countryside Management courses at Plumpton College and latterly managing a flagship landscape-scale conservation project for the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Now running her own independent land management advisory business, Petra Billings Woodland Consultancy Ltd, Petra continues to work closely with Sussex Wildlife Trust. She has extensive experience of working with landowners, from estates to smallholders, advising on land management for wildlife, on agri-environment schemes and, in particular, on woodland management.
Petra offers a range of ecological services, specialising in writing Forestry Commission-approved woodland management plans, in ecological surveys and in providing training courses for the countryside sector. Her clients include many private landowners, local authorities such as Horsham District Council, and charities.