Course: Conservation Grassland Management

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Stroud, Gloucestershire
11th October 2019 01452 383333 Ellen Winter

Cost: £75

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, food, farming & horticulture

Grassland management is a core skill in conservation. Join expert Tim Bevan for a close-up exploration of evidence based best practice for managing species-rich grasslands.

Includes landscape scale influences, effects of differing grazing/mowing prescriptions, interactions with scrub, monitoring and managing for multiple rare plant and insect species on this well known large blue butterfly site. 

Course expectations

At the end of the course participants can expect to feel confident in the role evidence based management plays within grassland conservation and monitoring techniques.

Over the day the course will cover:

  • Landscape scale influences including geology, hydrology and soils on the grassland community
  • Effects of differing management strategies to include grazing, mechanical systems and livestock habits
  • Evidence to inform management - condition assessment, legal compliance
  • Best practice and conservation habitat management techniques
  • Planning and managing conservation grazing including restoration and maintenance.
  • Balancing scrub and tree mosaic habitat in grassland

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