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GWCT North of England Grouse Seminar 2020

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Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate

Park Parade

Harrogate

HG1 5AH

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The packed programme for the twelfth North of England Grouse Seminar will feature presentations on topics including grouse disease, grouse moors and curlew conservation, heather management on blanket peat, outcomes for moorland managers from the Werritty Review in Scotland and the final results from the Langholm Moor Demonstration project.

Programme

09.15 Coffee and registration

10.00 Welcome and introduction - Chair: The Right Honourable Sir James (Jim) Paice

10.10 Werritty wobbles: grouse moor challenges across the UK: The long-awaited report from Prof. Alan Werritty’s panel regarding the sustainability of grouse moor management is now with Scottish Government (Dr Adam Smith, GWCT)

10.40 Grouse diseases - strongylosis: Medicated grit for worm control in grouse - are we doing the best we can? (Dr Beth Wells, Moredun Research Institute)

11.20 Short break

11.35 Langholm Moor Demonstration project - Lessons learned: Final results from this 10-year project: diversionary feeding of hen harriers, habitat restoration and population changes of red grouse (Dr Sonja Ludwig, GWCT)

12.05 England’s Blanket Bogs: a sustainable future? how NE’s position statement was derived, aspirations for blanket bog restoration, opportunities and uncertainties (Brad Tooze, Natural England)

12.45 Discussion, questions & answers

13.00 Lunch

14.10 Heather management on blanket peat: Considering evidence in a peatland management context: why bother about nitty gritty science and a long-term view? (Associate Professor Andreas Heinemeyer, Stockholm Institute, University of York)

14.50 Curlew - saving the UK’s bird of “greatest conservation concern”: The role of grouse moor management in helping conserve this now globally Near-Threatened wader (Dr David Baines, GWCT)

15.20 Forty years of grouse - The end of an era: A review of grouse and moorland – the good, the bad and the ugly (David Newborn, GWCT)

15.50 Discussion, questions & answers

16.00 Close of seminar

Due to high levels of interest in this event, tickets are limited to people who are directly connected to grouse moor management. Others may be admitted at the discretion of the GWCT. Admittance by ticket only. Each attendee must have a ticket displaying their own name. Tickets are not transferable. No photography or video recording permitted.

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Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate

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Harrogate

HG1 5AH

United Kingdom

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