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EH16 6TJ

Mortonhall Gate

Edinburgh

EH16 6TJ

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Phase 1 Habitat Survey outdoor training course. This one day field trip is intended as a follow on from our one day online Phase 1 workshop.

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There are 2 available dates for this event, Wednesday 15th September or Friday 17th September. Please select the date you wish to attend at checkout.

This one day field trip is intended as a follow on from our one day online Phase 1 workshops. Participants will be able to put the skills they have learned online into practice in the field. We strongly recommend that you have attended one of our online Phase 1 Habitat workshops prior to booking on to this field trip.

If you would like to attend the next online training course, you can book a place here online Phase 1 Habitat

This very popular course will benefit ecologists, land managers, rangers, planners, environmental consultants and students. The main focus of the course will be to introduce participants to Phase 1 Survey methods and how to use the handbook. The course will provide participants with supervised tuition on how to correctly assess a habitat type using the Phase 1 survey methodology, to map and write this up competently and to understand how to read Phase 1 habitat maps.

We will be outdoors in the field all day therefore please bring a pack/rucksack for carrying your equipment, waterproofs etc.

This one day course will add to your CV and CPD and will help you gain employment within ecological and environmental consultancies and other environmental agencies.

What we will cover;

  • What are Phase 1 habitat surveys and how are they are used.
  • Identify and record habitat types
  • Assess dominant species
  • Record field and target notes
  • Prepare a Phase 1 Habitat map
  • Phase 1 Habitat mapping pencils will be provided along with maps.

We will meet at the entrance of Mortonhall Caravan Park at 10am then we will visit various locations within a 10 mile radius of Edinburgh. Participants with vehicles will be asked to use their vehicle and car share with other participants if possible during field trips. It would be useful for us to know when booking if you will be using your own vehicle and if you can offer someone a space.

What to bring with you - A copy of the JNCC Handbook for Phase 1 Habitat is ESSENTIAL - free download https://bit.ly/38Xgq75) Clipboard, notebook and pencil, grass and flowering plant field guide, hand-lens, binoculars, camera, GPS if you have one or can borrow.

We will be outdoors all day therefore you will also require the following: waterproof jacket and trousers, stout walking boots or wellingtons, suncream and a hat. For those participants with no or little prior botanical knowledge, it is recommended that they read the Phase 1 handbook prior to the course and acquaint themselves with key plant names listed within each habitat category. This will allow them to gain more from the day.

Trainer details - Lindsay Mackinley is an ecologist with over 25 years experience, having worked as an ecologist in a wide variety of organisations, including Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Trust for Scotland, before starting his own business, Parnassus Ecology. With extensive experience in EIA and planning work, and habitat and protected species management, he also has in-depth experience of Phase 1 and other field surveys and has been mentoring professionals in survey and species identification skills for over 15 years. He is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch and drink.

Meet at - The entrance of Mortonhall Caravan Park. There is a limited number of parking spaces here and at the Stables Bar and garden centre. On street parking may be available in the residential area at Mortonhall Park Gardens. If you are using public transport bus route 11 stops at the entrance to Mortonhall.

Cost - £65 (includes vat)

Terms & Conditions - The full fee is payable for cancellations within 7 days of event. We will be following the latest Scottish Government guidance, we will review this course closer to the time and may need to make some changes. Participants will be kept informed of any changes we make.

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EH16 6TJ

Mortonhall Gate

Edinburgh

EH16 6TJ

United Kingdom

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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