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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

26/05/2022 Grey squirrel management for woodland owners and forestry practitioners 1 Day

Harewood Estate, Harewood, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/3DPrm4l

An introductory course on the importance of managing grey squirrels, with a mix of classroom and outdoor learning for woodland owners and practitioners The course will discuss why, when and how to best control grey squirrels?

05/06/2022 Reedbeds and Waste Water Management 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3Dkp0Jh

This course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level. ?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.

08/06/2022 Essential guide to caring for your wood 1 Day

Supershell Building, Goodwood Estate, Goodwood, Chichester, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/37q41Km

Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor returns with his invaluable introduction to the art and science of woodland management for beginners. This course is being delivered by the RFS in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority and the Forestry Commission.

15/06/2022 Intermediate Level Silviculture for coppice 1 Day

Supershell Building, Goodwood Estate, Goodwood, Chichester, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/3jdBScr

Professor Julian Evan OBE FICFor considers coppice types, how they are managed, and operations to influence their development. This course is generously hosted by Goodwood Estate, and is being delivered in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority and the Forestry Commission.

23/06/2022 An introduction to soil identification for foresters 1 Day

The Studio, Activity Centre, Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/3KosoXM

Dr Andy Moffat's perennially popular introduction to forest soils, which combines classroom theory and outdoor practical sessions. This course is being delivered by the RFS in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority and the Forestry Commission. FULLY BOOKED

05/07/2022 Managing ash dieback 1 Day

Didling Farm, Didling, Midhurst, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/3NU9hH7

With Kevin Penfold. A day aimed at woodland owners and tree professionals keen to develop their understanding of ash dieback and how to manage woodlands. This course is generously hosted by Didling Farm and is being delivered in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority and the Forestry Commission.

07/07/2022 Introduction to Mensuration (tree measurement) 1 Day

South Downs National Park Authority, South Downs Centre, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DH, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/3uhRW2S

An introduction to mensuration with Kevin Penfold, combining classroom based theory and a visit to Cowdray Estate for an outdoor practical session in the afternoon. This course is being delivered in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority and the Forestry Commission.

12/07/2022 Selecting and grading trees and timber for joinery and construction 1 Day

The Timber Barn, Drewsteignton and Fingle Woods, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/3rajFAM

This course is intended to help woodland owners and managers to get more value out of their homegrown timbers using principles of visual stress grading and appearance grading. With Jim White of White Wood Management.

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

Bedgebury National Pinetum, Royal Forestry Society c-js.info/3jfpxUZ

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 c-js.info/3JjWw51

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.

21/11/2022 Sustainable Woodland Management 5 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3uU615A

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 contact@britishredsquirrel.org

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 clare@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/38cYbKa

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 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.

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