Course: Woodlands: Condition Assessments in Summer

Field Studies Council

Birstall, West Yorkshire
27th - 28th August 2024

Cost: £220 - Students can get 20% off using the code 'BioStudent20'

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

This beginner to intermediate course is designed to train learners in how to complete the Woodland Condition Assessment (WCA) using the Forestry Commissions new app in the Spring/Summer. Whether you own or manage a small woodland or are an ecologist who will be using WCAs for Biodiversity Net Gain measurements, this course should leave you feeling confident to carry out surveys when trees are in leaf. 

This course will include:

  • An introduction to British woodland habitats and their characteristics that are used to assess condition. 
  • An introduction to identifying healthy woodlands, including awareness of invasive species, grazing pressures, and evidence of pests and diseases.
  • Practical experience completing the Woodland Condition Assessment using the Forestry Commission’s new app with an expert tutor.

Accommodation and meals are not included.

This course is eligible for a student discount. If you are a current student, please use discount code BioStudent20 at checkout for 20% off. 

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