About BLC

Our small team has a big commitment to whole-region revitalization. In the face of climate change, biodiversity loss and growing social inequity our work lies in bringing statutory bodies, NGOs, individuals and communities together to find practical ways to work collaboratively towards long-term economic and ecological resilience. We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) founded in 2017 to serve the people and place of South Devon.

What we offer       Meet the team

Are we ready for climate change?

What might a joined-up climate resilience strategy for South Devon look like?
Our Bioregional Learning Journey for Climate Resilience is a great way to find out first-hand what makes a place more resilient and who’s making change happen.

Our home

The South Devon bioregion is an area bounded not by political boundaries but by water. To the west is the River Tamar that divides Devon from Cornwall. To the east the River Teign, to the south the sea, and to the north the headwaters of five main rivers that rise on Dartmoor and flow south. This geographical area is 40-50 miles in any direction and can be crossed in a car in roughly two hours. It contains some of the greatest human deprivation in England as well as some of the most beautiful countryside.

Meet the team

The Bioregional Learning Centre is the brain-child of Isabel Carlisle and, since it’s formation in 2017, the team has been growing into a multi-skilled and passionate group of people who are all deeply committed to protect and improve the South Devon Bioregion and others all around the world…

Joseph Rose

Joseph Rose

Jane Brady

Jane Brady

Isabel Carlisle

Isabel Carlisle

Nick Paling

Nick Paling

Elena Plugaru

Elena Plugaru

We work in and at the intersection of economy, ecology, learning, arts and culture and the gaps in between.