About Us

About us

Wildbanks Conservation is a partnership owned and run by husband and wife team Mick and Clare Smith. Established in 2006, Mick and Clare have grown the business to be a leading name in practical conservation, ecology and environmental education.  Their can do attitude and adaptability has raised them to the top of the profession and with the movement to a bigger premises in 2012, their continued growth is assured.


With a degree in Zoology, Mick has been working to conserve wildlife and habitats for over 10 years, including working for the North Wales Wildlife Trust and for Flintshire County Council as a Countryside Ranger. Before setting up Wildbanks Conservation, he put his Riparian management skills to the test managing a Community River restoration project which was dedicated to the conservation and management of the River Colne in the Pennines. The practical experience and project management skills gained in this time, plus his love of practical conservation, has enabled him to build up an extensive and diverse portfolio of work for Wildbanks Conservation in recent years.


Clare first pursued her career in nature conservation in 1999, moving to Edinburgh to volunteer for the Scottish Wildlife Trust where she discovered her passion for wildflowers. Drawn back to her home of North Wales she volunteered at Greenfield Valley Country Park assisting on the Natterjack toad reintroduction programme, where she met Mick! Clare then worked for three years on a Great Crested Newt community project in Flintshire and more recently ran an environmental community project in Huddersfield for local volunteers. 

Wildbanks Conservation work together with a huge range of clients to deliver high quality, cost effective projects that continue to conserve the British countryside and promote responsible use of it.