As part of its Conservation Management Advice Training Programme 2018, The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is holding this training course here at The Working Woodlands Centre on Monday 19 March.

This course will cover general good practice woodland management for wildlife, then look in detail at habitat requirements for a range of species and how to target management for them. There will be time for discussion of woodland management issues, followed by lunch and a site visit, where we’ll see a range of woodland habitat types and management techniques.

Tutors are:

  • Dr Jacqueline Weir - RSPB Land Management Adviser (woodlands)
  • Sarah Blyth - RSPB Land Management Adviser
  • Dr Sue Raven - Senior Ecologist, The Greensand Trust

The site visit will involve walking across uneven ground, possibly damp terrain and visiting woodland areas, potentially crossing stiles and ditches. Walking boots or wellies recommended, as well as waterproofs, sun protection, a note pad and pen and camera if desired. Please let the RSPB know if you have limited mobility or require extra support. In the interests of plant health, please arrive with clean footwear and ensure car tyres are free of leaf litter.

The RSPB runs a programme of habitat management training courses for a wide range of professional audiences. These include private advisers/consultants, statutory agency staff, conservation NGOs, contractors or reserve managers.

These courses are based on their research and land management experience (The RSPB manages more than 1,430 sq km of land for nature conservation), as well as drawing on other experts in the field.

Experienced conservation practitioners with expertise in training delivery and group facilitation lead the courses, which include significant elements of fieldwork to ensure that they remain practical and applied.

Places on each course are limited to 20 in order to maximise the opportunities for group participation and individual learning. Course costs £120+VAT and includes refreshments and buffet lunch.

For information about this training course, download the programme from The RSPB website

Or contact the RSPB for more information:
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 01767 693308

Booking for this event has now closed.