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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.

09/08/21 Aquatic Plants 2021 1 Day

Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, Salisbury, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A 1 day course covering how to identify a range of common waterside plants, focusing on submerged, floating, emergent and bankside communities of chalk streams and slow-flowing/standing water.

Cost £85

16/08/2021 Surveys and assessment: Part 1: Phase 1 habitat survey 4 days - 1 guided evening session, 2.5 - 3.5 days planning, delivery and reporting Days

Online, Ecotraining 07786444816 training@ecotraining.org.uk c-js.info/2Sy7xeZ

This introductory course will greatly enhance your understanding of Phase 1 habitat surveys and give you confidence in carrying them out. The experience gained will be relevant to both consultancy and conservation.

Cost £70

23/08/2021 Surveys and assessment: Part 2 Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) 4 days - 1 guided evening session, 2.5 - 3.5 days planning, delivery and reporting Days

Online, Ecotraining 07786444816 training@ecotraining.org.uk c-js.info/3gADLz2

This module will improve your skills, knowledge and understanding of ecological assessments. You will undertake a desk survey, field surveys (habitat and species) on a site local to you. Finally, you will complete reporting for this survey.

Cost £70

30/08/2021 Surveying for protected species 4 days - 1 guided evening session, 2.5 - 3.5 days planning, delivery and reporting Days

Online, Ecotraining 07786444816 training@ecotraining.org.uk c-js.info/3cOkdoM

We will explore survey techniques for protected species, introdcing you to a range of species ecology and survey techniques, as well as legislation, relevant in conservation and ecological consultancy.

Cost £35

02/09/21 Late Season Grass Identification 2021 1 Day

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

A one-day course giving participants confidence in identifying key grasses of neutral and unimproved calcareous grassland for late season surveys.

Cost £86.96

06/09/21 Heathland, Acid Grassland and Bogs - Vegetation Survey and Assessment 2021 1 Day

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

A 1-day course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify the key grasses and flowers of several different heathland communities.

Cost £86.96

13/09/2021 Phase 1 Habitat 1 Day

Online, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3y8mdk2

This online course is aimed at beginners and will provide attendees with a basic knowledge of how to carry out a Phase 1 habitat survey and how to use the handbook to classify different habitats.

14/09/2021 Phase 1 Habitat 1 Day

Stirling, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3hjBTKf

This one day field trip is intended as a follow on from our 1 day online Phase 1 workshops. Participants will be able to put the skills they have learned online into practice in the field.

15/09/2021 Phase 1 Habitat 1 Day

Edinburgh, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3qAZqe0

This one day field trip is intended as a follow on from our 1 day online Phase 1 workshops. Participants will be able to put the skills they have learned online into practice in the field.

17/09/2021 Phase 1 Habitat 1 Day

Edinburgh, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/3qAZqe0

This one day field trip is intended as a follow on from our 1 day online Phase 1 workshops. Participants will be able to put the skills they have learned online into practice in the field.

21/09/2021 Hydrometry: River Discharge Monitoring using ADCPs 4 Days

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 c-js.info/3vtMdVa

This practical live and interactive training is for new starters and moderately experienced ADCP users. It introduces you to how ADCP instruments work. You will learn how to collect river discharge measurements (Teledyne and Sontek). You will process and validate data. You will learn how to trouble-shoot problem data files.

25/09/2021 Foraging and wild foods 0.5 Day

Hill Farm Barn, Leckhampton Hill, GL53 9QL, Cotswolds National Landscape Rural Skills 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk c-js.info/3eEvWGw

Discover a range of seasonal wild foods, whilst exploring the Cotswolds countryside. This is a fantastic opportunity to see what forageable delights await when you venture outdoors. You?ll learn about some key principles of foraging, plus matters of safety, and a little about the laws regarding harvesting wild food.

05/10/21 Sphagnum Mosses: Field Identification Course 2021 1 Day

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

A 1 day course giving participants an introduction to field identification of Sphagnum mosses and other heath and mire bryophytes.

Cost £65

25/11/21 Assessing Trees for Bats 2021 1 Day

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

A one-day course giving participants knowledge of legislation relating to bat roosts, a better understanding of tree health and safety surveys, an opportunity to view and survey a range of trees on site, and improved ability to categorise bat tree roost potential.

Cost £86.96

30/11/21 Winter Tree Identification 2021 1 Day

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

A 1-day course giving participants the skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf, both in the field and from twig specimens. A full set of twigs will be available to label and take home, and a free copy of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees guide.

Cost £86.96

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 c-js.info/33uxair

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.