Our People

Who are we?

We’re a group of people committed to trying to design and deliver solutions for the biodiversity and climate crises we face now.


Tir Canol Project Team

Siân Stacey

Siân Stacey

Project Manager

I’ve been involved with Tir Canol since August 2019, when it was then Summit to Sea/O’r Mynydd i’r Mor. It’s been a huge privilege to be part of ensuring a new project was developed with people locally through co-design. My role now includes ensuring the Tir Canol vision and Blueprint is delivered on behalf of everyone who took part in it’s development, working with local farmers, organisations and communities to bring this vision to life. I’m passionate about exploring how we respond locally to the climate and biodiversity crisises in an inclusive way.

I have previously worked in the third sector in Wales, the food and drink sector, and was Warden of Bardsey Island for three years.

On weekends you can find me… running, swimming or surfing along the coastline, or playing football with Aberystwyth Ladies Development Squad.

Ben Porter

Ben Porter

Nature Officer

I’m the new Tir Canol ‘Nature Officer’, and will be engaging with local community groups and landowners to look at opportunities for restoring habitats and expanding corridors of biodiverse land across this wonderful area of mid Wales. I’m excited to start working with people on the ground here, as well as building on the amazing work that’s already underway! Get in touch if you’d like to find out more, or if you’d like to enquire about support for restoration work on land that you manage or own. 

I am a passionate wildlife photographer and ecologist from North Wales, and am particularly interested in land management and landscape-scale restoration. I grew up on the windswept island of Ynys Enlli, where my family worked as tenant farmers to manage the island’s diverse habitats – an experience that has propelled me into working in this realm ever since. 

When I’m not at work… you’ll find me out photographing wildlife, running or walking in the mountains, or plunging into the sea and rivers for cold water swims. 

Our Partners

Our partnership currently includes the following organisations:

If you’d like to join please get in touch.

“I’m thrilled to be involved in a project that puts people and nature at it’s heart.  I truly believe that collaboration is fundamental to being able to meet the environmental challenges we all face, and I look forward to playing my part in safeguarding our amazing landscape and the wildlife in it, for everyone living here now and in the future.”

Laura Shewring

Coed Cadw (Woodland Trust)

Tir Canol is also a member of the Co-Production Network Wales