Course: Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, FSC Bishops Wood

Field Studies Council

FSC Bishops Wood, Stourport-on-Severn
Tuesday 10th March 2020

www.field-studies-council.org enquiries.bw@field-studies-council.org 01299 250513

Cost: £50

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife


A fundamental technique employed by ecologist, developers, land managers and conservation organisations to help provide a broad-brush understanding of large areas of land, to identify areas that require further investigation, and to target areas for development or conservation. First-rate identification skills are essential to distinguishing plants that determine the habitat, define the dominant species and forms the basis for an evidence-based report.

This one-day course will outline exactly how to undertake a Phase 1 survey, the preparation required, tools needed, what constitutes a useful target note, map and well written report. It will focus on developing key identification skills to undertake this technique effectively across the range of grasslands covered within Phase 1 surveys.


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