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Training Directory:Identification and Field Survey Skills - Plants and Habitats Short Courses

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Plants and Habitats

 

Practical training in how to identify higher and lower orders of plants, how to classify vegetation groups and invasive alien species, also survey techniques. This page also details courses where a full habitat is considered.

21/01/2021 Identifying Trees and Shrubs in Winter 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Identifying Trees and Shrubs in Winter - Tutor:Dominic Price, co-author of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees Guide. A half-day online course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf; a set of c.20 labelled UK native twigs posted to your address prior to the course; a free copy of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees guide.

Cost £59.90

25/01/2021 UK Habitat Classification (UKHab) NEW 1 Day

Online, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/35umm5l

An online training day on the UK Habitat Classification, a new comprehensive classification system for vegetation habitats used in conservation and land management

Cost £75

04/02/21 Soils, Plants and Phytoremediation 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3sf6ihp

This course delivered as two online sessions across two days will help participants recognise the remedial actions that can be taken to resolve or reduce the effects of human impacts on biodiversity, such as recreational pressure or pollution.

Cost £Varies: see website

09/02/2021 Around Britain in 25 Grasses 1 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Grasses, sedges and rushes are crucial indicator species for a range of habitats, both telling you the vegetation type you are in, but also its quality and how well it is being managed. Despite this, many people struggle with their ID, partly due to an absence of large showy flowers.

This course will focus on 5 key species from 5 habitats - improved, calcareous and acid grassland/heath, mire and woodland.

Cost £37

23/02/2021 Around Britain in 25 Bryophytes 1 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

Bryophytes often make up the final frontier in botanical knowledge, and though many people find and admire them, putting a name on them can be a different matter!

This course will run over 25 of the most common mosses and liverworts encountered in lowland Britain.

Cost £37

04/03/2021 Around Britain in 15 ferns and their allies 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3ad4HlM

This course focuses on 15 key species of fern, showing the key features of each species, using simple and memorable vegetative characteristics that can be used all year round. All proceeds from the course will go to supporting our endangered species conservation work.

Cost £37

09/03/2021 How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/2Wbt8YL

A half-day online course which runs through the 1997 Hedgerow Regulations and provides participants with the skills to confidently survey a range of hedgerows, and accurately assess whether they qualify as 'important' and are therefore protected by law.

Cost £30

16/03/2021 Habitat Indicator Species 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/2LrYQPa

An online course giving participants an overview of the key Phase I, UK Habitats and NVC communities found in lowland Britain, as well as detailed information on the indicator species which identify these.

Cost £55

25/03/21 Introduction to UK Habitat Classification 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2LFqxEt

This course will enable delegates to plan for and conduct a UK Habitat Classification Survey.

Cost £Varies: see website

25/03/21 Winter Phase One Habitat Survey 2 Days

Birnam, Perth and Kinross, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2LexUTw

This course is aimed at consultants, botanists and ecologists involved in the conservation, surveying and classification of habitats in Scotland. This course is designed as an introduction to identify the characteristics of main Phase 1 habitats.

Cost £Varies: see website

31/03/21 Winter Plant Identification 2 Days

Birnam, Perth and Kinross, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3nySJWw

This two-day training course will provide an introduction to vegetation identification to identify the characteristics of key plants and indicators for habitats during the winter months and plan surveys for the following summer season.

Cost £Varies: see website

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of over 20 self-study courses you can do at home.

26/06/2021 Wildflower Meadows Course 1 Day

Petersfield, Hampshire, The Sustainability Centre 01730 823166 info@sustainability-centre.org

This wildflower meadow course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create, restore and enhance meadows, with a particular focus on chalk grassland. Whether you want to establish a mini meadow in your back garden or on a large scale, this course is for you.

Cost £75

TBC Ash dieback risk assessment, work planning and methodology 1 Day

, Lowe Maintenance Training 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk bit.ly/LoweMaintenanceAshdieback

Many people have been asking about ash dieback & what the possible implications maybe & where to start.  This session is aimed at those who are actively working with Ash trees which may or not be showing signs of Ash dieback. If you have a group of people wishing to be trained, contact Demelza to discuss requirements (location, numbers, site availability etc).

Cost £120.00

Various Phase 1 Habitat Mapping

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Video-based course giving classroom and field sessions as well as tutor access for questions. Videos show how to identify habitats and how to draw a Phase 1 Map. Useful for ecologists and conservationists. Self study in your own time.

Various Botany Training Courses in the North East

North East, Verde-ecology Consultancy 07875544635 juliageno@gmail.com

We offer the following courses: Plant Identification for Phase 1 Habitat Survey, NVC for Calcareous Grasslands, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes for habitat surveying, Riparian Vegetation for protccted species.

They will be delivered using blended learning and distanced field work. £125 per course. Visit our website for dates and details..

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of over 20 self-study courses you can do at home.