Karen Shelley-Jones

Karen Shelley-Jones


phonePhone: 01629 816269

mobileMobile: 07890 274644


About Karen

Karen is the Scheme Manager, hosted by the Peak District National Park Authority. Karen is responsible for the delivery of the landscape partnership: setting the strategic direction; leading on the day to day operation; management of staff, consultants and contractors; working with partners; reporting to funders and partners; and leading where needed on the direct delivery of key projects.

She has qualifications in environmental studies and biodiversity & conservation and has considerable experience at working in partnership with a variety of organisations. In a previous role she led on the Aggregates Levy funded project ‘Crayfish Arks for the Peak District & Derbyshire’.  Karen has experience of working with volunteers, conducting ecological surveys and field research and has travelled widely in Africa and, to a lesser extent, in South East Asia, she also enjoys walking, gardening, DIY and a glass of red wine.

Karen has been involved in the SWPLP from its early conception, through the submission of the Stage 1 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and subsequently led on the development phase, the submission of the Stage 2 application and the production of the Landscape Conservation Action Plan.

Projects worked on

better outside
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Better Outside

Making the outdoors more accessible for visitors through trail improvements and guided walks.

Project runs

  • From: Jan 2018
  • To: Mar 2020

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beyond the classroom
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Beyond the Classroom

Creating education opportunities for young people in the great outdoors.

Project runs

  • From: Apr 2018
  • To: Mar 2021

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bigger better more connected
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Bigger, Better, more Connected

Providing educational materials for communities and interpretive training for volunteers.

Project runs

  • From: Mar 2017
  • To: Dec 2021

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mosaic
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Mosaic

Introducing new groups of people to a wild and beautiful landscape through local champions.

Project runs

  • From: Apr 2018
  • To: Dec 2020

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Peak Land Lives

Telling the engaging tale of farming in the South West Peak through individual histories.

Project runs

  • From: Jan 2017
  • To: Jul 2019

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roaches gateway
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Roaches Gateway

Repairing and improving footpaths and stone walls at the iconic and beautiful Roaches.

Project runs

  • From: Jan 2017
  • To: Jun 2020

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Uplands Academy

Providing practical business training for those aspiring to get a foot on the farming ladder.

Project runs

  • From: Jul 2017
  • To: Mar 2019

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