Botanical Surveying

11 April 2019

This one-day course offers participants an introduction to the techniques required to conduct botanical surveys for site monitoring purposes, and will include outdoor practical sessions.

£12.50

This one-day course offers participants an introduction to the techniques required to conduct botanical surveys for site monitoring purposes, and will include outdoor practical sessions.

Date: Thursday 11th April 2019

Times: 10.00 – 16.00

Location: Malham Tarn Field Centre BD24 9PU

Cost: £12.50

Booking: Essential. For further information and booking please contact Hannah.rose@ydmt.org or complete and return the booking form.

 

About the course

This one-day course offers participants an introduction to the techniques required to conduct botanical surveys for site monitoring purposes, including the principles of Phase 1 and NVC surveys. This course will include outdoor practical sessions.

 

About the tutor

Laurie Wildwood is a professional Ecological Consultant and botany tutor who, with his refreshing approach, aims to inspire adults and children to explore and appreciate the natural world. His professional background is in ecology, conservation and habitat management.

Course organiser

Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk. 

Equipment and requirements

It is recommended that you bring:

• Hand lens (available to borrow if required)

• Notebook and pencil

• Sturdy boots and waterproofs

• Plenty to drink

• Lunch (free hot and cold drinks available plus afternoon cake)

• Sun cream, insect repellent

You will need to be moderately fit. Please let us know of any medical conditions you have and ensure you bring your medication with you.

 

Timetable (10am to 4pm)

Registration/ Arrival – 09:45 – 10:00am

• Introduction to botanical surveying (indoors). Join us in the classroom to learn about different methods for surveying plants and habitats and where each of them would be best applied.

• Putting into practice the methods of botanical surveying (outdoors). Recording species diversity and abundance, mapping, and brief introductions to Phase 1 and NVC surveys including how to tackle more complicated areas.

 

To book please complete a booking form and return it with your payment.

This course is part of Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme was developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

You can find out more about the Stories in Stone project here.

 

For more conservation-related courses and jobs please see www.environmentjob.co.uk

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Booking Details

To book please complete a booking form and return it with your payment. Please return to Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk.