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

10/07/2021 Woodland Ecology 1 Day

Voltaire's Wood, Nailsworth, nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000

Spend time in woodland with a rich diversity of wildlife. Look for woodland plants and explore the key identifying features of the trees. You may find yourself identifying badger setts, spotting deer, or listening out for birdsong associated with woodland species. Consider how organisms interact more widely as an ecosystem.

Cost £55

07/08/2021 Woodland ecology 1 Day

Voltaire's Wood, Nailsworth, nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000

A fantastic one day course focusing on the rich and diverse ecology of our broadleaf woodlands, from birds and mammals (we include camera trapping techniques and footage) to woodland plants, trees and much, much more! You will encounter a range of wildlife species on repeated short walks throughout the day.

Cost £55

03/10/2021 Reedbeds and Waste Water Management 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966

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

Cost £70

22/11/2021 Sustainable Woodland Management 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966

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

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.