LI Masterclass: Biodiversity Net Gain in Design

LI Masterclass: Biodiversity Net Gain in Design

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£138 – £258

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A training course for those working within the landscape design profession

About this event

This training is aimed at those working within the landscape design profession. It covers the design of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) including “like for like or better”, how BNG can contribute towards local and regional biodiversity plans and long-term management and monitoring plans. It also covers communicating BNG with clients and offers practical advice for the BNG design, as well as the hand-over from design to construction. The training will include presentations, Q&A, cohort discussion and group working.

The level is suitable for both beginners and intermediates.


Day 1: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Day 2: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Learning outcomes:

Understanding what BNG is, the Good Practice Principles of BNG and what the concept of BNG does not apply to

Understanding key elements of designing for BNG outcomes and producing long-term BNG management plans, and evidencing BNG

Understanding the vital role of landscape designers throughout a project lifecycle for a development project to achieve BNG outcomes

Please note that this course does not provide detailed training on biodiversity metrics, rather signposts to existing courses by CIEEM on biodiversity metrics should these be of interest.

Masterclass speakers:

Tom Butterworth, Head of Ecology for WSP UK, WSP

Tom Butterworth is the Head of Ecology for WSP UK leading a team of over 200 Ecologists and is a Director with extensive experience in natural capital and biodiversity assessments. WSP has initiated Biodiversity Net Gain and Nature Positive measures and outcomes across many projects, particularly for local and national government, energy, and transport sectors. Tom has over 23 years’ experience working for wildlife. Over this time Tom has led practical management of SSSIs, developed local, regional and national biodiversity strategies and policies, led programs of research and managed the delivery of the Government’s biodiversity strategy.

Dr Julia Baker, Biodiversity Net Gain Lead, Wood Environmental

Julia has designed and delivered Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) on a variety of infrastructure projects including transport, energy and housing. Julia is the lead author of the UK's Good Practice Principles on BNG and runs professional training courses on BNG and biodiversity metrics.

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