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Library of in depth features previously published in CJS Focus, articles written exclusively for CJS by our Featured Charities and profiles of relevent organisations and charities.  There is a wealth of information here across many different areas of the countryside, conservation, wildlife sectors accumulated over many years. The first CJS Focus (which was called CJS Special Edition at the time) was published in November 2004. Articles are listed chronologically.

 

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Please note that the full CJS Focus edition is a PDF download of the original publication and therefore contains all the adverts, many of these may now be out of date and we ask you to proceed with caution if you're following up any of these.


logo: New NatureProfile of New Nature

New Nature is a new e-magazine written, edited and produced entirely by young people. By young conservationists, naturalists, ecologists and, of course, writers; each inspired in their own way by the natural world.

 

 

 

logo: Environmental Funders NetworkCJS Focus on Fundraising & Promotion.

in association with the Environmental Funders Network

Published 22 May 2017

Full edition

Lead article: Relevant Writing, Environmental Funders Network

Fundraising, is it just asking for the money?, Richard Witt

A day in the life of Jaanika Reinvald, Visitor Experience Assistant for the National Trust

Interview with Dawn Bebe, Co-founder & Director of Crowdfunder

Habits for successful parks innovation, Nesta

Why charities need champions, Groundwork

Take the time & reap the rewards, Mendip Hills AONB

A day in the life of Jamie Wyver, Consumer PR Executive for RSPB

 

logo: PlantlifeFeatured Charity in 2017: Plantlife 

Articles exclusively published in CJS throughout 2017 (more to come).

 

logo: HighGround 

Profile of HighGround

HighGround is a charity started by Anna Baker Cresswell in 2013 to help Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans to find jobs, careers and vocational opportunities in the land-based sector – outdoor stuff for outdoor people.

 

 

 

 

logo: Keep Britain TidyCJS Focus on Volunteering.

in association with Keep Britain Tidy

Published 13 February 2017

Full edition

Lead article: Keeping Britain Tidy - volunteering and spring cleaning, Keep Britain Tidy

Volunteer Management - the Essentials, Volunteer Scotland

So you want to work in ecology and environmental management? CIEEM

Working with Volunteers, Derrick Hale from Heart of England Hedge Laying Group

10 steps to a successful volunteer fair, New Forest National Park Authority

 

logo: Outdoor Recreation NetworkCJS Focus on Overcoming Barriers.

in association with the Outdoor Recreation Network

Published 14 November 2016

Full edition

Lead article: Nature-based interventions for mental health and wellbeing, Natural England

A Welcome in our Green Spaces, Black Environment Network

Using the Come Outside! model to overcome multiple barriers, Natural Resources Wales

Surrey Choices Growth Team Successfully Overcomes Barriers to Help Transform County, Surrey Choices

Which way now?, Alison Irving

Engaging the senses outdoors, Sensory Trust

Barriers to Access and the Benefits of the Countryside for Disabled People, Phil Chambers

Inclusive Countryside, Pony Axe S

Accessibility; more than just wheelchair accessible paths, Heritage Insider

‘Cairngorms – A National Park for All’, Cairngorms National Park Authority

 

logo: Bat Conservation TrustFeatured Charity in 2016: Bat Conservation Trust 

Articles exclusively published in CJS.

 

logo: GroundworkCJS Focus on Volunteering.

in association with Groundwork

Published 19 September 2016

Full edition

Lead article: Giving communities the tools to create better places, Groundwork

You think your site would benefit from a “Friends of” group but don’t know where to start?, CJS with thanks from Leeds City Council

Young volunteers develop work skills for future, East Lothian Council

A Wonderful Wildcat Experience, James Walker

How citizens can support science and conservation, People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)

Its not just about getting muddy at the RSPB

 

logo: Field Studies CouncilCJS Focus on Countryside Skills (traditional & modern).

in association with the Field Studies Council (FSC)

Published 23 May 2016

Full edition

Lead article: Developing biodiversity skills for the future, FSC

Rural skills -their importance and how we can preserve them, Cotswolds AONB

Dry Stone Walling: A Living Craft for the Present Day, Dry Stone Walling Association

Next generation of Countryside Custodians, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Embrace the Dark Side; How to Plan & Resource an Environmental Project, Wildlife Trusts Staffordshire and South & West Wales

Coppicing - realising the potential of our woodlands, National Coppice Federation

Grassroots Challenge: creating a bright young force for nature, Our Bright Future

A Career in Conservation Grazing?, Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Hedgelaying, National Hedge Laying Society

The use of social media in the conservation sector, Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Championing Apprenticeships, North York Moors National Park Authority

 

logo: The Conservation VolunteersCJS Focus on Volunteering.

in association with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

Published 15 February 2016

Full edition

Lead article: Is speed volunteering the future?, TCV

Speed Volunteering helps busy Londoners get outside and volunteer, Team London

Citizen scientists sought to help survey storm-lashed Scottish coastline, SAMS

Volunteer Driven Success at Rutland Water, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

The Benefits of Recruiting Retired People as Conservation Volunteers, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Trust a Mole to Help, Lower Mole Countryside Trust

Offering traineeships - what's in it for the organisation?, Dorset Wildlife Trust

Grow your talented team with apprenticeships, Apprenticemakers

Helping secure a brighter future for people living and working in the countryside, The Princes Countryside Fund 

 

logo: Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)CJS Focus on Wildlife & Animal Work.

in association with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)

Published 30 November 2015

Full edition

Lead article: Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction, RZSS

Working and volunteering in amphibian research, British Herpetological Society

An unpredictable nature: working with wildlife, Secret World Wildlife Rescue

An interview with PC Gareth Jones, Beat Manager for the Ripon Rural Area, North Yorkshire Police

A bird in the hand: why bird ringing is still so important, British Trust for Ornithology

Are you sure you want to work with birds of prey?, The International Centre for Birds of Prey

So you want to be a wildlife camera operator..., Wildeye

Working for Conservation, Martin Harper, Conservation Director for the RSPB

 

logo: National TrustCJS Focus on Volunteering.

in association with the National Trust

Published 24 August 2015

Full edition

Lead article: Volunteering in the Outdoors with the National Trust

Grow your own through volunteering - the RSPB approach

Countryside Ranger Training - The Next Generation, North Ayrshire Council

Do you note the first cuckoo in spring?, Biological Records Centre

Conservation Volunteering; from Pastime to Pay Packet, the National Trust for Scotland

Green Angels create magic in Liverpool Park, The land Trust

 

logo: Marine Conservation SocietyCJS Focus on Marine & Coastal Environments.

in association with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS)

Published 25 May 2015

Full edition

Lead article: Tackling a tide of marine pollution, MCS

The Bass Rock, Scottish Seabird Centre

Marine life passion, Marine Photo

Studland's underwater meadows, Dorset Wildlife Trust

Whale and dolphin-watching around the UK - how you can get involved!, Sea Watch Foundation

Steart Marshes, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

 

logo: NCVOCJS Focus on Volunteering.

in association with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Published 9 February 2015

Full edition

Can toad patrols make a difference?, Osmotherley Road Rescue

 

logo: Love ParksCJS Focus on Urban Environment.

in association with Love Parks 

Published 24 November 2014

Full edition

Valued but set to decline - what's happening to our public parks?, Heritage Lottery Fund

The UK's new parks innovators, Rethinking Parks

The development of a city park - from brown to green, Birmingham City Council

Protecting wildlife, preserving heritage, involving people, Caring for God's Acre

Wildlife Gardening -for biodiversity and people, Wildlife Gardening Forum

Do you need readily accessible evidence of the benefits of investments that improve the environment?, Natural England

Measuring tree benefits pays dividends, Treeconomics

 

logo: TCV - The Conservation VolunteersCJS Focus on Volunteering.

in association with The Conservation Volunteers   

Published 15 September 2014

Full edition

Lead article: When waders and bankers combine the results can be wonderful, TCV

Nature conservation in the Digital Age, dot.rural

Matching Volunteer Expectations at WWT

'Can you get 'your' volunteers to do this for me?', Canal & River Trust

The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) evolves

 

logo: NAEECJS Focus on Environmental & Outdoor Education.

in affiliation with NAEE UK - the National Association for Environmental Education (UK)

Published: 19 May 2014

Full edition

Lead Article: Spotlight on Environmental Education, NAEE

Teaching and learning in the real world..., University of Edinburgh

Get into LINE! (Learning In Natural Environments), Natural Connections

Why Run Events?, Kent Wildlife Trust

The Impact of Nature's Classroom - How The Outward Bound Trust brings outdoor learning to life, The Outward Bound Trust

Bungee Jumping in the Pass of Killiecrankie, the National Trust for Scotland

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Volunteering.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association, the Countryside Management Association and NATUR

Published: 10 February 2014

Full edition

Volunteering: developing relationships on Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Graduate volunteers do the Groundwork to unlock green jobs, Groundwork

Fixing the fells - an all-weather task, Fix the Fells

Volunteering for MARINElife, MARINElife

The value of giving a little time - Understanding the potential of micro-volunteering, Institute of Volunteering Research with NCVO 

 

logo: GB Non-Native Species Secretariat ( NNSS)CJS Focus on Alien Species.

in association with GB Non-Native Species Secretariat

Published: 2 December 2013

Full edition

The catchment wide approach to Invasive non-native species, Medway Valley Countryside Partnership

 

logo: Association of Countryside VolunteersCJS Focus on Volunteering.

in affiliation with the Association of Countryside Volunteers

Published: 23 September 2013

Full edition

Lead Article: Association of Countryside Volunteers

The Value of Volunteering, Natural England

I just want to be your friend, East Lothian Council

The differing roles of conservation Volunteers, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

 

logo: AHICJS Focus on Visitor Management and Engagement.

in affiliation with the Association for Heritage Interpretation

Published: 10 June 2013

Full edition

Lead Article: Interpreting Our Outdoor Heritage

The Importance of Visitor Research, the Visitor Studies Group

How the MENE survey can help inform your work, Natural England

It's all a Question of Balance in Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Volunteering.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association, the Countryside Management Association and NATUR

Published: 18 February 2013

Full edition

Recording Nature's Calendar, Woodland Trust

 

logo: Canal & River TrustCJS Focus on Water.

In association with Canal & River Trust

Published: 29 October 2012

Full edition

Our challenging coast, Durham Heritage Coast

 

logo: The Wildlife Trust 100 years working for our wildlifeCJS Focus on Wildlife.

In association with The Wildlife Trusts, in celebration of their centenary year

Published: 25 June 2012

Full edition

Update on the Alien Harlequin Ladybird, UK Ladybird Survey

The right kit for working with wildlife, Ron Bury

Wildlife Conservation versus Visitor Engagement, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Volunteering.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association, the Countryside Management Association and NATUR

Published: 20 February 2012

Full edition

Some Golden Rules of Volunteer Management, The Association of Volunteer Managers

 

logo: National Tree Week - The Tree CouncilCJS Focus on Trees and Hedges.

In association with The Tree Council, for National Tree Week

Published: 21 November 2011

Full edition

Lead Article: Why Urban Trees Matter - To Everyone, The Tree Council

Hedges for Wildlife, Habitat Aid

Traditional coppicing is a boost to bird species, from RSPB and Small Woods Association

Taking a bird’s eye view of England’s traditional orchards has enabled conservationists to put one of the most important wildlife habitats back on the map, People's Trust for Endangered Species

 

logo: Campaign for National Parks - keeping beautiful places safeCJS Focus on Outdoor Recreation.

In association with The Campaign for National Parks

Published: 20 June 2011

Full edition

Nature's Playground - There for the Taking, the Land Trust

Talking wildlife, cows and ostriches with Simon King, an interview

"Can't see why I'd ever need Mountain Rescue" - famous last words, Mountain Rescue England & Wales

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Volunteering.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association and the Countryside Management Association

Published: 14 February 2011

Full edition  

Pentland Hills Regional Park Voluntary Ranger Service

How can I help? Bat Conservation Trust

 

logo: The Wildlife TrustsCJS Focus on Wildlife.

In association with The Wildlife Trusts

Published: 22 November 2010

Full edition

Wildlife Rescue, Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Conservation work - the inside story, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Countryside Management.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association and the Countryside Management Association

Published: 23 August 2010

Full edition 

Lead Article: So what is Countryside Management? SCRA

Life on St Kilda   National Trust for Scotland's St Kilda Ranger

Party on... your nature reserve?   Isle of Wight Council

Loving our Landscapes, Heritage Lottery Fund

 

logo: Campaign for the Farmed EnvironmentCJS Focus on Farming and the Environment.

In association with The Campaign for the Farmed Environment

Published: 24 May 2010

Full edition

This Focus is an old publication. The articles within this edition have not been verified so please proceed with caution. 

 

logo: Carbon Army / BTCVCJS Focus on Volunteering.

In association with BTCV's Carbon Army

Published: 8 February 2010

Full edition

Shadow Ranger Scheme, Forestry Commission

 

CJS Focus on Trees and Hedges.

In association with The Tree Council, for National Tree Week

Published: 23 November 2009

Full edition

Lead Article: Tree Council launches new phase of its Hedge Tree Campaign

Coppicing and pollarding – ‘cut and come again’ for trees! Small Woods Association

Pancake Wood Challenge: a new teaching resource, Royal Forestry Society

 

logo: Land Restoration TrustCJS Focus on Urban Greenspace.

In association with The Land Restoration Trust

Published: 17 August 2009

Full edition

Capital Growth, a new campaign supporting community food growing spaces growing, Capital Growth

Five suggestions for successfully managing urban greenspace, Matt Chatfield, Naturenet 

 

logo: LantraCJS Focus on Training: the importance of skills.

In association with LANTRA

Published: 24 May 2009

Full edition

Getting into Ecological Consultancy, Direct Ecology Ltd

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Volunteering.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association and the Countryside Management Association

Published: 9 February 2009

Full edition

Volunteering in the Countryside sector in Scotland, SCRA

 

 

logo: FSC Bringing Environmental Understanding to AllCJS Focus on Environmental Education.

In association with The Field Studies Council

Published: 24 November 2008

Full edition

Lead Article: Striving to Deliver Opportunities within the Environmental Industry

Is the Climate right for Environmental Education in our schools?, National Association for Envrionmental Education

Twenty Years of Education in Exmoor National Park

Pimp my Panel, ARC Creative Designs

 

logo: NBN, National Biodiversity NetworkCJS Focus on Habitat management and Conservation with an emphasis on Biodiversity.

In association with The National Biodiversity Network

Published: 18 August 2008

Full edition

Lead Article: The importance of sharing wildlife information

Forest restoration in the Highlands of Scotland, Trees for Life

River Restoration and Habitat Enhancement, River Restoration Centre

 

Logo: IPROWCJS Focus on Rights of Way and Access.

In association with The Institute of Public Rights of Way Management

Published: 19 May 2008

Full edition

Lead Article: When is a path not a right of way?

Managing the Lyke Wake Walk, North York Moors National Park Authority

Mountaineers Do Their Bit for the Environment, Mountaineering Council of Scotland

Walkers with dogs: new approaches to better management, Stephen Jenkinson

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Volunteering.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association and the Countryside Management Association

Published: 18 February 2008

Full edition  

Speaking loud about volunteers, SCRA

How volunteer tree champions make a difference, The Tree Council

  

CJS Focus on Trees and Hedges.

In association with The Tree Council, for National Tree Week

Published: 19 November 2007

Full edition

Lead Article: Tree Wardens prove a growing presence in UK Towns & Cities, Tree Council

Remembering the Great Storm of 1987, Forestry Commission

A new threat,Oak Processionary Moth, Forest Research

 

Logo: LosehillCJS Focus on Training.

In association with Losehill Hall

Published: 20 August 2007

Full edition 

Instructing Rural Skills CoursesInstructing Rural Skills Courses,  Lynher Training

  

log: The Wildlife TrustsCJS Focus on Wildlife.

In association with the Wildlife Trusts

Looking at Wildlife Conservation and Research

Published: 21 May 2007

Full edition

The National Biodiversity Network, sharing information about wildlife.

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Seasonal and Volunteer work.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association and the Countryside Management Association

Published: 19 February 2007

Full edition  

This Focus is an old publication. The articles within this edition have not been verified so please proceed with caution. 

 

logo: Permaculture AssociationCJS Focus on Trees and Hedges.

In association with The Tree Council, for National Tree Week

and the Permaculture Association for their Year of the Tree

Published: 21 November 2006

Full edition

Lead Article: Plant the Ancient Trees of the Future Tree Council

 

Logo: Marine Conservation Societylogo: Marine Biological AssociationCJS Focus on Coast & Marine Environments.

In association with The Marine Biological Association and Marine Conservation Society

Published 21 August 2006

Full edition

Lead article from The Marine Conservation Society

Life of a Volunteer on Flatholm Island

Managing a coastline - for the benefit of man and wildlifeManaging a coastline - for the benefit of man and wildlife, RSPB

 

Centre for Alternative Technology logoCJS Focus on Recycling, Energy and Sustainability.

In association with The Centre for Alternative Technology

Published: 22 May 2006

Full edition

What is an Earthship? Sustainable Communities Initiatives

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Seasonal and Volunteer Work.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association and the Countryside Management Association

Published: 20 February 2006

Full edition

All about SCRA

 

 

CJS Focus on Trees and Hedges.

In association with The Tree Council, for National Tree Week

Published: 21 November 2005

Full edition

Lead Article: Planners Urged to insist on more trees, Tree Council

Tree Wardens champion Britain's Trees, Tree Council

Trees and Biodiversity, Wildlife and Countryside Services

 

Logo: Game & Wildlife Conservation TrustCJS Focus on Country Sports.

In association with The Game Conservancy Trust (now Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust)

Published: 15 August 2005

Full edition

This Focus is an old publication. The articles within this edition have not been verified so please proceed with caution. 

 

Logo: Countryside Managment Association (CMA)logo: Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA)CJS Focus on Seasonal and Volunteer Work.

In association with The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association and the Countryside Management Association

Published: 21 February 2005

Full edition  

Seasonal work - what do you do when there's no more work at Santa's grotto, Matthew Chatfield

 

CJS Focus on Trees and Hedges.

In association with The Tree Council, for National Tree Week

Published: 22 November 2004

The first edition.

Full edition

Lead Article: Stars to Launch National Tree Week Tree Council

Day in the Life of a Hedgelayer, Paul Blissett