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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

14/06/2020 Reedbeds and Waste Water Management 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/reedbeds-and-waste-water-management-2/

This course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level. You?ll learn about the various options for low impact sewage treatment systems and nutrient recovery, and there will be a session on water efficient devices.

Cost £70

Various Corvid Control - Law and best practice in Scotland

Online, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust rbeeson@gwct.org.uk c-js.info/2S2SoPe

Corvid control is a vital tool for countryside managers. When done well it can be hugely beneficial to the conservation of our game and wildlife. This online course has been developed to ensure those practicing corvid control in Scotland can do so with the confidence that they are operating within the law whilst demonstrating due diligence.

Complete the course to earn your GWCT certificate. Estimated time: 2 hours.

Cost £72

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

06/09/2020 Reedbeds & Wastewater Management 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 1662 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/304oRdQ

If you're living or working in a remote location and need low impact, eco-friendly options for waste water management, CAT is the place to come for inspiration and advice. Our water and waste system is entirely off the mains supply, and this day course gives you the chance to learn from our 40 years of experience in this area.

Cost £70

15/09/2020 Wetland site assessment and monitoring techniques 2 Days

RSPB Leighton Moss, RSPB 01767 693308 holly.jopson@rspb.org.uk c-js.info/32Oer0d

Focuses on the resources and approaches used to identify and plan restoration and management. Looking at hydrology, soils, and topography in habitats such as reedbed, wet grassland and brackish lagoons. Exploring desk based approaches, practical field exercises, using these to develop a restoration plan for a real wetland restoration project.

Cost £240 +VAT

15/09/2020 Delivering for biodiversity through minerals site restoration. 1 Day

Stanwick Lakes, Northamptonshire, RSPB/Nature After Minerals 01767 693308 holly.jopson@rspb.org.uk c-js.info/32Oer0d

This course will showcase best practice examples of how minerals planning, site design & management and restoration work can facilitate the delivery of significant biodiversity net-gains, particularly at a landscape scale. The day will also include a short site visit after lunch.

Cost £120+VAT

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

18/10/2020 Reedbeds and Wastewater Management 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2ToTaHd

If you're living or working in a remote location and need low impact, eco-friendly options for waste water management, CAT is the place to come for inspiration and advice. Our water and waste system is entirely off the mains supply, and this day course gives you the chance to learn from our 40 years of experience in this area.

Cost £70

23/11/2020 Sustainable Woodland Management 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2ToTdmn

Learn how to make the most of our natural resources on this highly practical course. Gain a comprehensive overview of how to manage woodland sustainably, looking at biodiversity conservation and woodland management skills. This course covers both practical and theoretical aspects of managing a small wood, and you'll be spending most of your time in CAT's beautiful and sustainably managed woodland Coed Gwern.

Cost £650

25/11/2020 Practical Coppicing 1 Day

West Lothian, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/2yqbXdb

Gain practical skills and learn how to coppice a woodland with confidence. By the end of the course you will understand what coppice is, how coppice is organised & its history and its benefit to wildlife.

Various Corvid Control - Law and best practice in Scotland

Online, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust rbeeson@gwct.org.uk c-js.info/2S2SoPe

Corvid control is a vital tool for countryside managers. When done well it can be hugely beneficial to the conservation of our game and wildlife. This online course has been developed to ensure those practicing corvid control in Scotland can do so with the confidence that they are operating within the law whilst demonstrating due diligence.

Complete the course to earn your GWCT certificate. Estimated time: 2 hours.

Cost £72

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.