Bracken and the Historic Environment: Threats, Challenges and Solutions

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Exeter Corn Exchange

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You are invited to an event organised by Historic England to discuss the management of bracken in the historic environment. The event will consist of a day long seminar on the 5th November. An optional field trip on the preceeding afternoon (4th November) will visit experiemental bracken control plots in Dartmoor. Seminar papers will cover the themes of bracken as a risk to heritage, the ecology of bracken, monitoring and control of bracken in archaeologically sensitive landscapes, working with volunteer groups, and potential uses of bracken as an economic resource. The seminar will finish with a discussion on future directions for research and the potential development of updated multi-agency guidance. The event is intended to bring together a range of groups with responsibility for the management of historic landscapes, sites and monuments at risk of damage from bracken and will be focused on the development of practical solutions.

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Bracken, Harry Potter, eagles, dead cows: controlling the “Triffid”, Rob Marrs (Liverpool University)

Bracken and Bronze Age at Bosiliack, West Cornwall, Ann Preston-Jones (Historic England) and Andy Jones (Cornwall Archaeology Unit)

Using drone based multispectral photography to monitor bracken growth, Patrick Rickerby (Terra Drone)

Monitoring the effects of bracken control methods on the vegetation composition and proxy archaeological remains, David Oatway (Ketmar)

The National Bracken Control Trials Programme 2012 to 2019: a re-evaluation of the role of chemical control in landscape conservation, Roy Brown and Simon Daligan

TBC: Drone applied chemical application, Debbie Heeks/Jonathan Gill, (DroneAg) Harper Adams University

People Power: The Impact of Volunteers on Heritage at Risk. Case studies from the Lake District National Park and Morecambe Bay, Louise Martin, Lake District National Park Authority/Morecambe Bay Partnership

Bracken – it’s not as bad as you think!, Jeremy Oakley, Oakland Biofuels Ltd

Posters, guidance documentation and harvesting equipment will be on display

Please forward this invitation to relevant people within your organisation. Spaces are limited so please book early.

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Exeter Corn Exchange

Market Street

Exeter

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United Kingdom

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