Paul Arkle has worked as a professional adviser providing independent environmental and conservation advice to farmers and other land managers since the later 1990s. Before setting up the Cumbria Farm Environment Partnership in 2012, he worked for the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group and was the FWAG Northwest Team Leader from 2007. He has many years’ experience of successfully preparing and managing agri-environment schemes. He has worked closely with the Lakes Free Range Egg Company for 20 years and helped them develop their pioneering range tree planting schemes. Paul is a Chartered Environmentalist and a Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.