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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

25/02/2023 Introduction to Coppicing 1 Day

The Green Wood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association 01952 432 769 office@smallwoods.org.uk c-js.info/3HCBaT3

Spend a day working in the woods practicing the ancient woodland management technique of coppicing – cutting & processing small diameter trees with simple hand tools to let the light back into a given area of the wood. Coppicing enriches biodiversity and generates a useful local resource.

Cost £95

18/04/2023 Essential Guide to Caring for your Wood 1 Day

Northdown Plantation. RG25 3BP, The Royal Forestry Society 01295 678588 Events@rfs.org.uk rfs.org.uk/events/

A one day course for those new to woodland management that seeks to provide an introduction to the issues and operations that can be expected. The course examines what’s involved, looks at access, gates and boundaries, explored setting objectives and enjoying one’s wood, and introduces aspects of silviculture.

Cost £75.00 RFS members / £85.00 Non-members

Various Ground Preparation for Woodland Creation

Online, Cumbria Woodlands info@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/3icDNkd

A FREE comprehensive ground preparation course that will show you how to deliver a UKFS-compliant scheme. The course covers: 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).

Free Course

Various Woods into Management Introductory Course

Online, Cumbria Woodlands info@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/3icDNkd

This FREE course has been developed for all those interested in woodland management, whether you are an owner, professional or simply interested in the woodland environment. The course will cover: Management objectives; Assessing the condition of a woodland; Silviculture; Maintaining a healthy woodland; Woodland products and services, next steps and conclusions

Free Course

Various Ancient Woodland Restoration (CPD)

Online, Cumbria Woodlands info@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/3icDNkd

This is a FREE, comprehensive, Ancient Woodland Restoration Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. This course has been developed to upskill land managers and influencers in the following ancient woodland restoration themes: Key features and management; Survey and planning; Halting further decline; Maximising ecological integrity; Management approaches and opportunities.

Free Course

03/06/2023 Managing Small Woodlands for Hardwood Timber 1 Day

Abergele, LL22 9DY, The Royal Forestry Society 01295 678588 Events@rfs.org.uk rfs.org.uk/events-category/training/

Tutor: David Brown, owner with Ruth Pybus of award winning woodlands at Bron Haul - A course designed to empower the woodland manager to understand, and overcome, some of the pitfalls that stand in the way of producing quality timber from broadleaf species in the UK.

Cost £75.00 RFS members / £85.00 Non-members

08/06/2023 Maximising Growth Rates through Innovative Pruning and Thinning 1 Day

Norbury Park Estate, Stafford, ST20 0PP, The Royal Forestry Society 01295 678588 Events@rfs.org.uk rfs.org.uk/events-category/training/

Tutor: Alex Malkin, Head Forester at Norbury Park Estate. This course is designed for people who would like to apply the principles used at Norbury Park in their own woodlands. Looking at the carbon sequestration mission, regenerative farming, innovative tree planting and management to sequester 5,000 tons annually.

Cost £75.00 RFS members / £85.00 Non-members

14/09/2023 Introduction to Alternative Broadleaf Species 1 Day

Westonbirt Arboretum, GL8 8QS, The Royal Forestry Society 01295 678588 Events@rfs.org.uk rfs.org.uk/events-category/training/

Tutor: Chris Reynolds, Project Leader at Forest Research - An essential introduction for anyone keen to widen their knowledge of alternative broadleaf species in the quest to increase woodland resilience in the face of pests, disease and climate change.

Cost £75.00 RFS members / £85.00 Non-members

20/02/2024 Introduction to Woodland Management AIM L3 2 Days

The Green Wood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Centre 01952 432 769 office@smallwoods.org.uk c-js.info/3DjEWOw

This two-day course will help build the background knowledge needed to manage your woodland sustainably and work towards creating resilient, productive woods. The course is classroom-based at the Green Wood Centre with visits to varied local woodlands.

Cost £180

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

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

Various Ground Preparation for Woodland Creation

Online, Cumbria Woodlands info@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/3icDNkd

A FREE comprehensive ground preparation course that will show you how to deliver a UKFS-compliant scheme. The course covers: 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).

Free Course

Various Woods into Management Introductory Course

Online, Cumbria Woodlands info@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/3icDNkd

This FREE course has been developed for all those interested in woodland management, whether you are an owner, professional or simply interested in the woodland environment. The course will cover: Management objectives; Assessing the condition of a woodland; Silviculture; Maintaining a healthy woodland; Woodland products and services, next steps and conclusions

Free Course

Various Ancient Woodland Restoration (CPD)

Online, Cumbria Woodlands info@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/3icDNkd

This is a FREE, comprehensive, Ancient Woodland Restoration Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. This course has been developed to upskill land managers and influencers in the following ancient woodland restoration themes: Key features and management; Survey and planning; Halting further decline; Maximising ecological integrity; Management approaches and opportunities.

Free Course

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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