NO TWO DAYS ARE THE SAME; Naomi's role.Byline: MIKE MORGAN
THE NORTH York North York
Former city (pop., 2001: 608,288), southeastern Ontario, Canada. In 1998 it joined the cities of Etobicoke, Scarborough, Toronto, and York and the borough of East York to become the City of Toronto. North York became a borough in 1967 and a city in 1979. Moors National Park has a new pair of eyes keeping watch over the area's landscape, heritage and wildlife.
Naomi Dillon, 30, has joined the National Park Authority as senior ranger for the Northern Area which stretches from Westerdale out to the coast at Fylingdales and up to Loftus.
Naomi has a range of countryside and environmental management qualifications and experience and was previously countryside access officer at Redcar and Cleveland The borough of Redcar & Cleveland is a unitary authority in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England consisting of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and small towns such as Brotton, Skelton and Loftus. Council.
Naomi's appointment completes a review of the National Park Authority's Ranger Service which has seen the National Park divided into three ranger areas rather than four.
There are two rangers and a field team for each area with a fourth "floating" field team to work across the North York Moors.
In addition, head of park management and technical assistant posts have been created to look after the strategic and administrative duties - freeing up the rangers to develop closer links with the people who live and visit the North York Moors.
Former Senior Ranger for the Northern Area, Bernie McLinden has taken up the head of park management role and is supported by Joanne Humpleby as technical assistant.
Naomi, who lives in Redcar, is assisted by Matt Fitzgerald in the Northern Area with Simon Bassindale and Carl Cockerill covering the Western Area (Guisborough Moors down to Byland Abbey Byland Abbey is a ruined abbey and a small village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England at grid reference SE549790. History
It was founded as a Savigniac abbey in January 1135 and was absorbed by the Cistercian order in 1147. ) and David Smith and Jay Marrison the Southern Area (Farndale across to Cloughton on the coast).
Naomi said: "The North York Moors is such a lovely place to work - much of it is already familiar to me, but I am also discovering many new areas and special places.
"No two days in this job are the same which is what appealed; one day I could be meeting with landowners or parish councils and another helping volunteers or apprentices."
Richard Gunton, director of recreation and park management, said: "Having bid a fond farewell to two of our senior rangers - Frank Pickles Pickles may refer to
"Our rangers are, for many, the first point of contact with the authority and the new structure should mean they can spend more time out in the North York Moors protecting its wildlife, improving access and providing information to residents and visitors." * More information on the ranger areas can be found at www.moors.uk.net/rangers.
NEW POST: Naomi Dillon, right, is the National Park Authority's newest senior ranger for the Northern Area and will be keeping watch over the North York Moors National Park