Heather Stott

Position: Science Officer

HoBbies: Brewing, gardening and mountain climbing.  

Heather is a soil and ecosystems ecologist, who has a PhD in Environmental Science from Lancaster University. Her time in research was spent assessing the impact of climate, land management and biodiversity on grassland carbon and nutrient cycling. She is passionate about increasing understanding of the role soils can play in sustainable catchment management. 

Our Staff

Sam Hopes

 Position: Natural Flood Management Officer
 Hobbies:Mountain climbing, kayaking, photography, allotment gardening and cooking.

 Sam joined us in October 2019 after a previous career as a wildlife cameraman. He has a degree in Conservation Biology and is also a qualified geography teacher! He is often seen out in the field building leaky dams, planting riverside vegetation and working with the bulk of our wonderful volunteers. In his spare time, Sam enjoys climbing mountains, kayaking and filming/photographing wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for some of his video work for the trust!

Lucy Brookfield

Position: Conservation and Engagement Officer

Hobbies: Outdoor swimming, art and music

Lucy has a background is Ecology and for the last few years she has worked in ecological consultancy, spending a lot of time surveying bats! Her main interests lie in freshwater ecology though and she likes nothing more than to be wading around rivers sampling invertebrates. She carries out river sampling, habitat surveys and engagement for the Wyre Rivers Trust. 

Thomas Myerscough

Position: General Manager

Hobbies; Cricket, Angling, Golf , Cooking & Eating.

Having obtained his degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management, Tom joined the Wyre Rivers Trust in 2014, initially as a Science Projects Officer seconded from Ribble RT before becoming WRT’s first employee and Programme Manager in 2016. He oversees each of the trusts projects from development to delivery, he is also responsible for developing funding bids, species and habitat surveys and collaborative working with partner organisations.​​ You can follow him on twitter @TM_WRT


Philip Robson - Chairman,  Alan Edney, Ian Roberts, Derek Ainscough, Michael Gornall, Graeme Cook