Edward Bromet has been elected Chairman of the Moorland Association, taking overall responsibility for the direction and activities of this membership organisation representing the owners and managers of 750,000 of the 800,000 acres of heather moorland remaining in England and Wales.
Edward (39) is a partner at Wrigleys firm of solicitors in Leeds.
specialises in capital tax planning, trusts and long term family asset protection for landed estates.
He has been an active Moorland Association Committee member since 2001 and has served as the Associations Representative for the moors in the South Pennines, the area between the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Parks.
He is a founder member of the West Yorkshire Local Access Forum.
As one of the owners, he
has successfully continued the management of the 4,500 acres of Bingley, Burley and Hawksworth Moors as a grouse shooting enterprise for the last 12 years, ploughing back any revenue into conservation.
has safeguarded and improved over 2,800 acres of heather moorland through the largest Countryside Stewardship Scheme in West Yorkshire protecting it from sheep overgrazing and bracken encroachment.
The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and also a Special Protection Area (SPA) for exceptional birdlife such as Merlin, Curlew, Golden Plover, Stonechat and Ring Ouzel, which are all helped by its management as a grouse moor, including heather burning and predator control.
Said Edward Bromet: I am committed to the future of our heather uplands and their wildlife and I am delighted to have been elected Chairman of the Moorland Association.