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Training Directory - Countryside Management Techniques Short Courses

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Countryside Management Techniques  - Short Training Courses

 

Typical courses include: Sustainable Woodland Management, Coastal Dune Management, Ponds for Wildlife, Managing for Biodiversity. 

Practical courses have separate pages and those requiring the use of machinery (e.g. chainsaw or brushcutter) are here

26/01/2020 Woodland Management and Coppicing Day Workshop 1 Day

Park Farm, Overton Road, Ibstock, LE67 6PD, Holmsdale Manor Forest Schools 07775857222 katieward2005@hotmail.com

13/02/2020 Coppicing for Conservation 1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/32tNEo6

Learn about the history of coppicing before mastering the practical skills of this ancient woodland management technique.

Cost £35.00

22/02/2020 Woodland Management and Coppicing Day Workshop 1 Day

Park Farm, Overton Road, Ibstock, LE67 6PD, Holmsdale Manor Forest Schools 07775857222 katieward2005@hotmail.com

22/02/2020 Coppice Restoration 2 Days

Wetonbirt Arboretumn, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

All aspects for restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland will be covered: assessing the age and health of a coppice stool; developing a coppice rotation; felling and processing; extraction; understanding stool density; layering and planting; pest control; monitoring; coppicing for economic and wildlife benefit.

Cost £160

29/02/2020 Woodland Coppicing 1 Day

Perrott's Brook, Nr Cirencester, Cotswolds Conservation Board 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/815/woodland-coppicing

On this course you will learn: the skills of coppicing and tree felling, what tools are needed, how to use them, about the specialist wildlife that benefits from coppicing, history of woodland coppicing, how to identify and extract a range of coppice products and the uses for harvested coppice.

Cost £59.00

07/03/2020 Introduction to Horse Logging 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/introduction-to-horse-logging-2/

Spend a day in the CAT woodlands with experienced horse handler Barbara Hadrill and her cobs as you gain hands-on experience of the traditional skill of horse logging, an ecologically sound and environmentally considerate process of managing woodland.

Cost £85.00

10/03/2020 Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees 1 Day

The Old School, Blickling Estate, Blickling. NR11 6NF, Countryside Management Association 07809105117 eastengland@countrysidemanagement.org.uk c-js.info/33iE3S8

CMA members/NT Staff FREE, Non CMA Members £40 plus booking fee. This introductory course is aimed at those responsible for managing areas with veteran trees, anyone who owns veteran trees or has a keen interest. Cafe on site or bring your own lunch. Visit website for tickets.

Cost £40.00

12/03/2020 Introduction to Rewetting the Moorland Environment 1 Day

Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire, HD7 6DH, Countryside Management Association www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-rewetting-the-moorland-environment-tickets-82584569671

The event will explain the principles of moorland management; primarily
focused on controlling water in the context of restoring a habitat and
Natural Flood Management. Looking at designs and structures of small
dams in an upland environment. It will also include a practical session
on site where you will install small dams on Marsden Moor.

16/03/2020 Restoration Ecology 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/restoration-ecology/

Join students from CAT's Sustainability and Ecology MSc for a week long exploration of the theories and ideas behind ecological restoration. Evaluate real-world habitat and ecosystem scale restoration projects, taking into account conservation biology targets as well as social, political and economic implications to critically evaluate their success.

Cost £750

28/03/2020 Introduction to Small Woodland management 2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

In line with Forestry Commission guidelines the course will give you the background knowledge to manage a woodland sustainably. Including: Assessing the resource, Protecting the resource, Managing the resource, Producing timber, Keeping it legal, Thinking about the future. The course is classroom based with visits to different local woodlands.

Cost £180

05/04/2020 Ancient Woodlands of Britain 6 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/ancient-woodlands-of-britain/

The course will look at woodland management and how native woods are managed and perpetuated. It will include studies of: shade, the reproduction of trees, soils, coppicing and other management practices as well as tree diseases. This course will be of interest to woodland managers, foresters, contractors, historians, biologist and anyone concerned with the management and conservation of woodlands as well as those with a general interest.

Cost £675.00

01/05/2020 Woodland Conservation and Management 5 Days

FSC Orielton, Field Studies Council 01646 623920 enquiries.or@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/woodland-conservation-and-management/

This course is aimed at professionals and amateurs with an interest in practical management techniques as well as the ecology and history of woodlands. You will visit a variety of woodlands to examine their different management regimes and the effect on woodland flora and fauna. The course includes identification of trees, shrubs, woodland plants and other indicator species.

Cost £450.00

01/05/2020 Sustainable woodland management OCN Level 3 3 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

A course designed for woodland owners and managers who want to manage their woodlands to balance wildlife, economic and social benefits. Theory and definition of sustainability, Woodland types and structure, Practical woodland management, adding value with Woodland crafts and products, Woodland Biodiversity, undertaking the benefit of woodlands on human wellbeing.

Cost £240

16/05/2020 Woodland Ecology 2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

This course is designed to provide an understanding of woodland ecology to support woodland management decisions. The course will include: principles of ecology, identifying woodland vegetation types and associated key woodland species, species inter-dependency, population dynamics, biotic and abiotic threats, Woodland monitoring to?benefit woodland management.

Cost £160

22/05/2020 Ecology 1: An Introduction 3 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/ecology-1-an-introduction/

Gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the key principles of Ecology. Through seminars and fieldwork you will examine the cycles and energy flows that power the ecosystems of our planet, the complexities of food webs, the interrelationships and competition both between and within species and population dynamics.

Cost £120

01/09/2020 Grazing Animals for Habitat Management 2 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust 01300320684 hradice@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Learn about the benefits, challenges and management techniques of using animals to improve a variety of wildlife habitats across Dorset.

Cost £190.00

03/10/2020 Coppice Restoration 2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

All aspects for restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland will be covered: assessing the age and health of a coppice stool; developing a coppice rotation; felling and processing; extraction; understanding stool density; layering and planting; pest control; monitoring; coppicing for economic and wildlife benefit.

Cost £160

17/10/2020 Woodland Ecology and Management: The Basics 1 Day

FSC Epping Forest, Field Studies Council 020 8502 8500 enquiries.ef@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/woodland-ecology-and-management-the-basics/

A course for anyone who enjoys the woodland environment and would like to know more. We will learn about how differing management techniques, past and present, affect the habitats and ecology of a site with lots of tree identification along the way. The course, which is a mix of classroom theory and field site visits, reviews many scenarios and no previous knowledge is required. Course fee includes FSC fold-out chart: Guide to woodland plants.

Cost £40.00

17/10/2020 Practical Woodland Management 2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

An introduction to the woodland tasks needed to manage a woodland. Good practice guidelines along with top tips and techniques established over many years. Tree selection and thinning; high pruning to improve timber quality; tree planting; safe moving of timber and extraction; dealing with brash, ride management.

Cost £160

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.