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

13/09/2022 Introduction to Alternative Conifer Species 1 Day

Bedgebury National Pinetum, Royal Forestry Society

A new one day training course with Chris Reynolds of Forest Research in the glorious surroundings of Bedgebury National Pinetum. An essential introduction for anyone keen to widen their knowledge of alternative conifer species in the quest to increase woodland resilience in the face of pests, disease and climate change.

21/09/2022 Planting and establishment of alternative species 1 Day

The Old School, Ashley Green, Chesham, Royal Forestry Society

RFS Hockeridge & Pancake Wood is home to 60 species of tree, many of which are alternative species recently planted following felling and restocking activity. Join the wood's warden, John Morris, for a comprehensive and informative day discussing planting and establishment of alternative species in a practical context.

09/11/2022 Small Woodland Management 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523

If you are thinking about buying a small woodland or have just invested in one, this course is for you. There will be a morning classroom session followed by an afternoon of testing a variety of practical skills.

Cost £57.00

21/11/2022 Sustainable Woodland Management 5 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966

The theory and practice of managing woodlands in a way that benefits people and wildlife. Winner of the Woodlands Awards Best Woodlands Course 2017, this highly practical five-day course gets you out into the woods learning the skills and techniques of sustainable woodland management. OCN accreditation optional.

Various Grey Squirrel Management Training 1 Day

Various, British Red Squirrel

A comprehensive, Lantra accredited, Grey Squirrel Management Training Course for any level of experience. The one-day course has been developed by a partnership of the major players within the Squirrel World, and is designed to be flexible, allowing provision right across the British Isles.

Cost £Varies depending on location

Ad Hoc Ground Preparation for Woodland Creation

Online, Cumbria Woodlands

A comprehensive ground preparation course that will show you how to deliver a UKFS compliant scheme. Course resources will be released each Monday for delegates to work through. These will be supported by online discussion. Course Modules: What is ground preparation?; Site conditions & tree growth; Environmental guidance & legislation; ground preparation techniques; Matching ground preparation to the site; Case study reflections. The course is open and relevant to all involved or interested in tree planting (not limited to Cumbria). Available in March 2021 only!

Various Corvid Control - Law and best practice in Scotland

Online, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

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.

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