9 July – Woodland Management for Biodiversity
19th June 2012
The North Wessex Downs is to host a one day workshop exploring Woodland Management and Biodiversity managed by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. The Trust is set to deliver a series of workshops and a conference to promote sustainable woodland management.
To be held on Monday 9th July 2012 Starting 9.45am at Calcot Centre, Highview, Calcot, Reading RG31 4XD.
This one day workshop will include a range of topics all based within this Area of Outstanding Beauty that covers a staggering 1,730 sq km and is the North Wessex Downs is the largest AONB in southern England. It was created in 1972 to give a protective coherence to one of the largest tracts of chalk downland in southern England which is least affected by development.
Some 23,300 hectares or just over 13% of the North Wessex Downs AONB is wooded. Over a third of this woodland is identified as ancient in origin and over 45% has either a national or local designation for its particular wildlife value.
Woodland biodiversity is a valued component of sustainable forests, providing interest and delight for visitors. Getting its management right is essential for the ecological functioning and health of woodland ecosystems.
Using recognised experts from a range of backgrounds this workshop will help provide delegates with the confidence to make and implement the right management decisions for their particular woodlands.
Topics will include:
- Principles of woodland management
- Integrating game and wildlife management
- Threats and risks of management activities
- Sources of advice and grant funding
Who should attend?
- Woodland owners / managers
- Private forestry contractors and employees
- Land agents
- Game managers
- Community groups currently managing woodlands
- Conservation professionals
These themes will explored in further workshops alongside economic issues and managing for cultural and historical significance. Delegates are encouraged to attend all 3 events, more details of which can be found on the PDF download.
Please book your place by email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01256 381186
Last Updated: 19/6/2012 10:50 AM