wild by design - about us

About Us

Claire Roper

First established in 1991 in the New Forest, Wild by Design is now based in the Tamar Valley on the border of Devon and Cornwall. We are a small business offering a range of consultancy, design and implementation services aimed at helping you to manage your land, however large or small, for nature conservation, sustainability and biodiversity.

Earthy by approach, we seek to cultivate an ethos of sympathetic reverence for the land as we assist, encourage and educate our clients in the principles and practices of "Earth Care" at a level where they can achieve real results.

Robin Roper

We adopt a practical scientific approach to our work, undertaking ecological evaluations and physical measurements in drawing up a base plan, design and management prescriptions. In this way, we can help create a living landscape in harmony with nature where wildlife can flourish and biodiversity can increase. We offer any level of service from a short one-off consultation with some simple target notes, to a more extensive set of surveys and management prescriptions drawn up to guide you over the years through an integrated plan of action.

Claire has a background in commercial horticulture, landscape design and permaculture and is a keen botanist. Robin has had extensive years of ecological practice and habitat management and has a first class honours degree in environmental science.