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

13/02/2020 Coppicing for Conservation 1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523

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

29/02/2020 Woodland Coppicing 1 Day

Perrott's Brook, Nr Cirencester, Cotswolds Conservation Board 01451 862000

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

04/03/2020 Introduction to Horse Logging 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966

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

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

16/03/2020 Restoration Ecology 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966

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

05/04/2020 Ancient Woodlands of Britain 6 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council 01206 297110

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

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

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

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966

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

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

Cost £190.00

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

FSC Epping Forest, Field Studies Council 020 8502 8500

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

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.